New York Times New York City Poll #2, October 2001

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 3 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Bloomberg, Michael; Giuliani, Rudolph; local elections; public opinion; September 11 attack; Sharpton, Al; terrorist attacks; terrorist threat
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded October 27-31, 2001, was designed to assess respondents' views regarding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City and the upcoming New York City mayoral election. New York City residents were asked to give their opinions of New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Reverend Al Sharpton, as well as their opinions of mayoral candidates Michael Bloomberg (Republican) and Mark Green (Democrat). Regarding the mayoral race, respondents were asked how much attention they were paying to the upcoming election, for whom they would vote, whether that decision was firm, and whether they would vote for Giuliani if he were permitted to run for a third term. Regardless of how they intended to vote, respondents were asked who they thought was going to win the mayoral election in November 2001. Those queried were asked to compare the two candidates in terms of experience, political ideology, leadership qualities, and whether they had spent their campaigns explaining their platforms or attacking the opposition. Respondents were asked to identify the long-range issues facing New York City and to indicate which were the most important. Their views were also sought on the state of the New York City economy, their level of satisfaction with the quality of public schools in the city, and whether the Board of Education should increase teachers' salaries or hire new teachers. Additional questions regarding the election included how New York City residents felt about getting a new mayor, whether Giuliani should leave office as scheduled, extend his current term by three months, or be allowed to run for office again, whether the new mayor should have city government experience or bring a fresh approach to the office, how respondents felt about campaign financing, and whether Green and/or Fernando Ferrer ran a racially divided campaign during the Democratic run-off. A series of questions addressed respondents' reactions to and feelings about the recent terrorist attacks on the city. Topics covered whether respondents' daily routines had returned to normal, whether they were concerned about another terrorist attack on the city, whether they were concerned about exposure to anthrax, whether there were any places that they were less comfortable going to, whether there were any places that they were going to more often, and whether the financial district should still be concentrated in downtown Manhattan or moved elsewhere. Opinions were also gathered about the appropriate penalty for persons convicted of murder and the appropriate penalty for persons convicted of murder connected with terrorism. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, marital status, age of children in household, whether respondents' children attended private or public school, education, the importance of religion, religion, race, Hispanic descent, borough of residence, years in community, and household income.
  • 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2001-10
  • 2001-10-27 / 2001-10-31
    Collection date: 2001-10-27--2001-10-31
Geographic Coverage
  • New York City
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult population of New York City aged 18 and over having telephones at home.
A variation of random-digit dialing using primary sampling units (PSUs) was employed, consisting of blocks of 100 telephone numbers identical through the eighth digit and stratified by geographic region, area code, and size of place. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963).
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, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

    The ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has been added to the collection.

2009-04-29 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR updated the frequency file for this collection to include the original question text.2009-04-22 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR created the full data product suite for this collection. Note that the ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has also been added.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3374 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03374.v2

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