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WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Subway Shooting-Vigilante Poll, January 1985

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • New York Daily News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
aggression; armaments; assault; commuting (travel); crime; crime prevention; criminal justice system; Goetz, Bernhard; local politics; murder; police protection; public opinion; social issues; transportation; values; victimization; vigilantism; violence
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted following the New York City subway shooting incident involving Bernhard Goetz. Respondents were asked if they were regular subway riders, if they had ever been mugged, if they had heard anything about the case so far, and if they approved or disapproved of the shooter's actions and his being charged with attempted murder. They also were asked to indicate whether they agreed with several statements relating to the incident and to handguns, including the necessity for people to arm themselves for their own protection.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-01
  • Collection date: 1985-01
Geographic Coverage
  • New York (state)
  • New York City
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The population of New York City aged 18 and over.
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • For reasons of confidentiality, the phone numbers of respondents have been replaced with blanks.

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
  • 8555 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08555.v1

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

WABC-TV; New York Daily News (1988): WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Subway Shooting-Vigilante Poll, January 1985. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.