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ABC News Tylenol Poisoning Poll, February 1986

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1988-03-16
Language
English
Free Keywords
advertising; mass media; media influence; public health; public opinion; television; terrorism
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted after a woman in New York died from taking cyanide-poisoned Tylenol capsules. Respondents were asked if they use non-prescription capsule drugs, if they use Tylenol, if they had heard of the poisoning case, and if it will affect their use of capsule drugs. Additional questions include whether the drug company did enough to ensure the safety of the product, whether drug companies should discontinue the production of all capsules, and whether TV reports of the incident were too sensationalized. They were also asked if they thought the incident was the act of a mentally disturbed person or a terrorist, whether they thought that others might attempt the same thing, and if they were afraid that their own food and drugs might be tampered with. Age and sex were also recorded.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986-02-18
  • Collection date: 1986-02-18
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The population of the United States aged 18 and over.
Sampling
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks.

Note
2007-09-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Delivery
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 (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8575 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08575.v1
Publications
  • (author unknown). Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1987. Continuation of House Proceedings of June 25, 1986, Issue No. 88; and Proceedings of June 26, 1986, Issue No. 89.88: 132 Cong Rec H 4, . 1986.

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

ABC News (1988): ABC News Tylenol Poisoning Poll, February 1986. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08575