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ABC News/Washington Post Race Relations Poll, February-March 1981

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
crime; education; employment; ethnic discrimination; government programs; immigrants; policies and procedures; public opinion; quality of life; racial attitudes
  • Abstract

    This survey, conducted by Chilton Research Services under the direction of B. Sussman of the Washington Post and J. Alderman of ABC News, covers both racial attitudes and attitudes toward immigrants. Topics concerning racial attitudes include crime, education, discrimination, employment, and government policies. Areas of investigation regarding attitudes toward immigrants focus on quality of life, government assistance, and employment opportunities. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, marital status, occupation, race, and religious affiliation.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-02-26 / 1981-03-06
    Time period: 1981-02-26--1981-03-06
  • 1981-02-26 / 1981-03-06
    Collection date: 1981-02-26--1981-03-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
An oversample of Blacks was obtained by recontacting a sample of self-identified Blacks from previous studies.
1997-09-11 SAS and SPSS data definition statements were prepared for this collection, and the codebook has been converted to a machine-readable PDF file. Also, a reformatted logical record length data file is now available.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8010 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08010.v1
  • Parent, Wayne. Liberal Legacy: Blacks Blaming Themselves for Economic Failures. Journal of Black Studies.16, (1), 3-20.1985.
    • ID: 10.1177/002193478501600101 (DOI)
  • Parent, Wayne L., Stekler, Paul. The Political Implications of Economic Stratification in the Black Community. Western Political Quarterly.38, (4), 521-538.1985.
    • ID: (URL)

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1984): ABC News/Washington Post Race Relations Poll, February-March 1981. Version 2. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.