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WABC-TV/New York Daily News Poll, October 1985

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • New York Daily News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Arab Israeli conflict; hijackings; hostage negotiations; hostages; Middle East; Palestine Liberation Organization; presidential performance; Reagan, Ronald; terrorism; travel patterns
  • Abstract

    This survey of New York City residents centers on the 1985 cruise ship hijacking in which one American passenger was killed. Respondents were asked if they approved of the handling of the situation by President Reagan and the Egyptian government, if the United States should attempt to seize the hijackers in order to bring them to justice, and if they thought Egypt knew an American had been killed before agreeing to release the hijackers. Other questions posed include whether the United States should cut aid to Egypt, reduce its ties to Israel, have diplomatic talks with the Palestine Liberation Organization, withhold aid to countries refusing to hand over terrorists, take military action against terrorism in the Middle East, and negotiate for the release of Americans taken hostage. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-10
  • Collection date: 1985-10
Geographic Coverage
  • 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 recoded to blanks.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8591 (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 Poll, October 1985. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.