Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SM-014-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Minorities and Race Relations

Bibliographic Citation: New York Times race relations survey, March 1987: New York City.  [machine-readable data file] / New York Times  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9214

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook.

Abstract: This survey examines the attitudes of New Yorkers towards race relations. Topics covered include the racial composition of the respondent's neighborhood and friends, the most important white and black leaders in New York City, police brutality, discrimination on racial grounds for housing and jobs, crime, and important problems facing New York City such as drugs, transportation, the poor and homeless, corruption, and illegal aliens. Additional questions asked of respondents include if they approved or disapproved of the way Ed Koch has handled his job as mayor, if New York City courts were tougher on blacks or whites, if the level of racial discrimination had increased or decreased, and if a preference in hiring or promotion should be given to blacks. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, income, sex, religious preference, education, and race.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults in New York City.

SAMPLE: Random sample.

NOTE: The data contain blanks. There are multiple records per case.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: March 8-11, 1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: March 8-11, 1987

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Freedman, Samuel G. ''New York Race Tension Is Rising Despite Gains.'' The New York Times (March 29, 1987).

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct