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WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Subway Shooting Follow-up Poll, March 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 is a follow-up poll on the subway shooting incident involving Bernhard Goetz. Respondents were queried for their opinions on Goetz's action and his claim of self-defense, whether their attitudes differed now from when they first heard of the case, the refusal of the grand jury to indict Goetz for attempted murder, the possibility of the District Attorney's office presenting new charges to a new grand jury, the characterization of Goetz as an innocent victim, and Mayor Koch's statements regarding the news media's handling of the case. Opinions on training New Yorkers in the use of firearms were also elicited.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-03
  • Collection date: 1985-03
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, respondents' phone numbers have been replaced with blanks.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8562 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08562.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 Follow-up Poll, March 1985. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.