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CBS News/New York Times/Tokyo Broadcasting System Collaborative National Surveys of the United States and Japan, 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
balance of trade; foreign relations; imports; Iran Contra affair; investments; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; taxes; trade
  • Abstract

    For these surveys American and Japanese respondents were questioned on national and international issues. In the United States, respondents' opinions were sought on President Reagan and other public figures, the Senate and House investigations of the Iran-Contra matter, and the Bernhard Goetz subway shooting. In addition, American respondents were asked a series of questions relating to United States-Japanese trade relations, restrictions and taxes on imports, the quality and type of products made in each country, the trade imbalance, Japanese investment in the United States, charges that Japan violated an agreement with the United States by selling microchips to other countries below cost, and Japanese reliance on the United States for its military defense. Japanese respondents also were asked this last series of questions with a few variations, including questions relating to the import of rice and beef from the United States. In addition, they were queried regarding their political orientation and their support or nonsupport of the Nakasone cabinet. Both surveys contain demographic information on respondents.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: May 18-21, 1987: United States
    • DS2: May 11-18, 1987: Japan
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-05-11 / 1987-05-21
    Time period: 1987-05-11--1987-05-21
Geographic Coverage
  • Japan
  • United States
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Adult population in the United States and Japan aged 18 and over.
Part 1: Stratified random digit dialing. Part 2: Random sample of adult population.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks. Part 1 contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to "999" for reasons of confidentiality.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8916 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1989): CBS News/New York Times/Tokyo Broadcasting System Collaborative National Surveys of the United States and Japan, 1987. Version 1. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.