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National Black Politics Study, [United States], 1993

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Dawson, Michael C.
  • Brown, Ronald (Ronald E. L.)
  • Jackson, James S. (James Sidney)
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
African Americans; Clinton, Bill; communities; community participation; economic conditions; ethnicity; political behavior; political interest; political issues; presidential performance; public opinion; religion
  • Abstract

    The National Black Politics Study was designed to provide information on attitudes and opinions regarding a number of issues of importance to Black Americans. Topics included the performance of President Bill Clinton, the economic condition of Black Americans, and what respondents thought ought to be done to improve the condition of Black people. Questions regarding Black women and their role in the Black community were also asked. In addition, the role and extent of religion in Black politics was investigated. Respondents also provided information about their political self-identification and their community and political involvement, as well as their feelings toward various political leaders, political groups, and national policies. Demographic information on respondents includes sex, age, education, marital status, income, and occupation and industry.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed consistency checks.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Public Use Data
    • DS2: Restricted Use Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1993
  • Collection date: 1993-12-04--1994-02-13
  • 1993-12-04 / 1994-02-13
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All Black households in the United States with telephones.
Multiple frame, random-digit probability sample. The first frame was composed of a national random-digit-dial sample using an equal probability of selection methodology. The second frame was randomly selected from a list of households located in census blocks with 50 percent or more Black households.
Collection Mode
  • telephone interview
2019-06-06 This collection has been updated to include an additional restricted dataset which includes FIPS codes.2008-12-03 Stata setup and ready-to-go files have been added and the study has been made available for online analysis. The questionnaire was separated from the codebook into a separate document. Value labels for A5, C2, C3, D6A through D7D, K1 through K4, J12 and J22 have been corrected to include all values. SAS and Stata supplemental syntax files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, an SPSS system file, and a Stata system file were added to this data collection.
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2018 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02018.v3
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02018.v1
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Update Metadata: 2019-06-06 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Dawson, Michael C.; Brown, Ronald (Ronald E. L.); Jackson, James S. (James Sidney) (1998): National Black Politics Study, [United States], 1993. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.