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New York Times Survey of Residents of New York City, 1985

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
cities; communities; crime; crime prevention; demographic characteristics; government performance; government services; households; local government; public programs; quality of life; social attitudes and behavior; urban affairs; victimization; New York-New York City; United States
  • Abstract

    New York City residents were asked questions concerning their attitudes towards living in New York City, their assessments of city services, and their opinions of New York City leaders and the Governor of New York. In addition, respondents were probed for their opinions on crime and what causes crime in New York City, what measures people take to protect themselves, and whether the respondent or a family member has ever been a victim of a crime. Demographic information is also included.
  • 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: 1985-01
  • 1985-01-05 / 1985-01-10
    Collection date: 1985-01-05--1985-01-10
Sampled Universe
New York City residents age 18 and over.
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • There is a weight variable for each dataset which must be used in any analysis. The area code and exchange code variables have been recoded to 9's for reasons of confidentiality.

2011-07-13 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8548 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08548.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

The New York Times (1986): New York Times Survey of Residents of New York City, 1985. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.