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Study Report

Study Number: SA-002-005-1-1-United States-ROPER-1990

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: The 1990 Virginia Slims American women's opinion poll.  [machine-readable data file] / Virginia Slims, Inc.  [principal investigator(s)] / Storrs, CT: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: USRSPVASLIMS1989-943-082

Date Accessioned: 7/12/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: Received via CDE; paid for by Larry Bumpass. Warning included with codebook: 'It is strongly advised not to combine the men's and women's data for this survey'. Also not that these data contain '&' and '-' characters! Examine all related documentation with care. Data file consists of 4,002 cases--3001 women and 1001 men; four surveys were administered (men x and y, women x and y). Column 11 in the data set is the 'form' indicator. 5/08 This study can be obtained via Roper Express.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 7/12/1994

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The 1990 Virginia Slims American Women's Opinion Poll was collected in July and August of 1989. It contains 4002 cases -- 3001 women and 1001 men. The file is rectangular, the public-use version created from the original multi-punch card-image data. Two surveys (X and Y) were administered to each gender group. There are 1491 X surveys administered to females; 1510 Y surveys administered to females; 507 X surveys administered to males and 494 Y surveys administered to males (the forms are identified in column 11 of the data). The documentation consists of the four original instruments and an attached cross-reference list that shows the relationship between the original column binary data as documented in the instruments and the 'clean', human-readable version that comprises the public user version of the data. IMPORTANT: the column locations in the questionnaires refer to the 'original' column locations in the binary file. To locate a variable in the clean public-use file, find its column location from the questionnaire and look at the corresponding column(s) on the same in the cross-reference listing. Variables that were multi-punched in the column binary version have been 'sprayed' so that the clean public-use file contains one column for every punch used in the original. Note all documentation concerning this with care. Harris Archive Major Descriptor: Women's Studies; Minor Descriptors: Women; Working women; Gener roles; Sex discrimination. Geographic coverage is for the United States.

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