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

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • WABC-TV
  • New York Daily News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1988-10-25
Language
English
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
Description
  • 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

    Datasets:

    • 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.
Sampling
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • For reasons of confidentiality, the phone numbers of respondents have been replaced with blanks.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8555 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08555.v1