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WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Poll, September 1985

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • New York Daily News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Abstract

    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is the topic of this poll. Respondents were asked to identify different ways the disease could be caught and particular groups within the population affected by it. They were also asked whether they thought the disease was spreading so that it was a threat to the general public, and if they feared contracting the disease themselves. Other questions probed for respondents' opinions on locating AIDS treatment and housing centers, allowing students with AIDS to attend public schools, removing public school employees with AIDS from their jobs, putting people with AIDS into quarantine, and paying extra taxes to fund research to cure the disease. Respondents were queried regarding their sexual orientation, steps they were taking to avoid exposing themselves to AIDS, their sex, age, marital status, and if they had children of school age.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-09
  • Collection date: 1985-09
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 recoded to blanks.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8590 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08590.v1

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

WABC-TV; New York Daily News (1989): WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Poll, September 1985. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.