Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: LA-065-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1985

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times/Tokyo Broadcasting System collaborative national surveys of Japan and the United States, 1985.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8549

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Microfiche; machine-readable dictionary; SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: This study examines attitudes of the Japanese toward the United States and attitudes of Americans toward Japan. Japanese respondents were questioned about their government, the United States, trade policies of Japan and the United States, and their attitudes towards work. They were also asked about the products from the United States they would like to have, their experiences in World War II, and their political knowledge of the United States. Respondents in the United States were surveyed regarding their attitudes towards Japan and Germany, Reagan, and United States-Japan trade policies. They were asked to evaluate Japanese products, compare Japanese and American industry, and give their opinions on tax reform and major league baseball. In addition, American respondents provided information on their political knowledge of Japan and the United States and gave their opinions on events during World War II and on the lasting effects of World War II on attitudes about Japan. Respondents in both countries were asked for demographic information.

SOURCE: telephone surveys and personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Persons in the United States and Japan age 18 and over.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing in the United States and a random sample of Japanese adults.

NOTE: There is a weight variable for the United States survey which must be used in any analysis. There is no weight variable for the Japanese survey.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 2 data files + machine-readable documentation + SPSS control cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Osiris and Card Image, with SPSS Control Cards for each

TIME PERIOD: July 1985

DATE OF COLLECTION: July 11-21, 1985

SUBJECT TERMS: consumer attitudes and behavior. current affairs. economic accounts. economic attitudes and behavior. economy. exports. imports. international affairs. international interactions. international transactions. job satisfaction. leisure. major power dyadic interactions. national business situation. political attitudes and behavior. political culture. presidential performance. recreational activities. taxation. trade. transnational relations. war. work. Federal Republic of Germany. Germany. Japan. Reagan, Ronald. United States.

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