Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SM-012-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Minorities and Race Relations

Bibliographic Citation: WCBS-TV News/New York Times race relations poll, June 1988.  [machine-readable data file] / WCBS-TV News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9106

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook.

Abstract: This data collection is a survey of social issues in the New York City area. Part 1 covers a variety of topics including race relations, leadership among the black community, treatment of individuals by courts and police, opinions on political leaders and public figures, and the ban on smoking in public places. In addition respondents were asked a series of questions concerning the Tawana Brawley case, in which a black teenager accused a group of white men of abducting and sexually molesting her in Dutchess County. In Part 2, respondents who had said they thought Brawley's advisers were lying about the incident, were recontacted and again asked their opinions of these individuals. Part 3, asked of Dutchess County residents, replicated the Part 1 questionnaire, with the exception of several questions specific to New York City. Background information on respondents includes political party affiliation, age, income, sex, religious preference, education, and race.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over in New York City and Dutchess County.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing.

NOTE: These files contain weight variables that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 3 data files + machine-readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: June 21-26, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: June 21-26, 1988

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