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ABC News "Nightline" Slavery Poll, June 1997

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1998-10-28
Language
English
Free Keywords
African Americans; federal government; slave decendants; slavery; slavery compensation; public opinion
Description
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the role of the current federal government in compensating the descendants of slaves. Those queried were asked whether they believed the federal government should apologize to Black Americans for the history of slavery and whether the government should pay money to Black Americans whose ancestors were slaves. The results of the poll were announced on the ABC television program "Nightline." Background information on respondents includes sex, political party, race, and ethnicity.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet. (3) A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.

Note
2006-11-28 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2495 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02495.v1
Publications
  • (author unknown). Should the government apologize for slavery?. Jet.92, (8), 8 -1997.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

ABC News (1998): ABC News "Nightline" Slavery Poll, June 1997. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02495