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Study Report

Study Number: LA-073-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times abortion poll, July 1989.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9488

Date Accessioned: 3/2/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: Data are in card image, three records per case.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/1/1994

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; 1 duplicate copy.

Abstract: In this nationwide survey on abortion issues, respondents were asked whether there were more advantages to being a man or woman in our society, whether abortion should be legal or illegal, whether they approved of the recent Supreme Court decision regarding abortion, and if they knew the effects of this decision. Respondents were asked under what circumstances they thought abortion should be legal (e.g., possibility of birth defects, rape, unmarried motherhood, health risk to the woman, age of the female, and whether the pregnancy would force a teenager to quit high school or a professional women to interrupt her career), and whether they favored or opposed possible restrictions on abortion such as requiring parental consent and prohibiting public employees or hospitals from performing abortions. In addition, respondents' opinions were sought concerning government regulation of abortion, the reasonableness/extremism of pro-and anti-abortionists, whether abortion was murder, and the importance of the women's movement in the United States. Background information on respondents includes marital status, parental status, political party affiliation, age, income, sex, religious preference, education, and race.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing.

NOTE: This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' and the names of respondents have been blanked for reasons of confidentiality.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: July 25-28, 1989

DATE OF COLLECTION: July 25-28, 1989

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