ABC News New York City Mayor Poll, Spring 1997

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
candidates; crime; education; employment; Giuliani, Rudolph; housing; mayoral elections; national economy; poverty; public opinion; quality of life; race relations; voter preferences; voting behavior; welfare services
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll sought the views of New York City residents on the upcoming 1997 New York City mayoral election. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and his policies and to comment on whether their quality of life had changed since Giuliani took office in January 1994. Those queried were asked for whom they would vote, given Republican candidate Giuliani and possible Democratic candidates Fernando Ferrer, Ruth Messinger, Al Sharpton, and Sal Albanese. Respondents were asked which of the following problems presented the greatest challenge to the city of New York: crime, the job market, the economy, race relations, education, poverty, housing, or changes in the welfare system. An additional question addressed the 1993 New York City mayoral election between Republican candidate Giuliani and Democratic candidate David Dinkins. Background information on respondents includes age, race, ethnicity, sex, education, political party, political orientation, religion, voter registration and participation history, and family income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1997
Geographic Coverage
  • New York (state)
  • New York City
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • 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.

    A weight variable with four implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.

2007-07-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2498 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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