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CBS News/Tokyo Broadcasting System Collaborative National Surveys of the United States and Japan, 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • Tokyo Broadcasting System
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Abstract

    This poll, conducted jointly by CBS News and the Tokyo Broadcasting System, posed similar sets of questions to respondents in Japan and the United States. In both countries, opinions were sought on Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Japanese-American amity, the economic performance of the United States, Japanese military strength, Japanese-American trade relations, the relative quality of goods produced by Japan and the United States, the relative quality of high technology in Japan and the United States, and Japanese and other foreign investment in the United States. Japanese and American respondents were also questioned about their political preferences and support of political parties in their respective countries. Japanese respondents only were asked for their opinions of Jesse Jackson, Michael Dukakis, and the Takeshita government. American respondents only were asked to recall the most important day of their lives, and were asked to answer a series of questions concerning marriage and weddings. Both surveys obtained demographic and socioeconomic information on the respondents.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: May 14-18: United States
    • DS2: May 12-18: Japan
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States and Japan 18 years old and over, residing in households with a telephone.
Part 1: Waksberg method of stratified random digit dialing. Part 2: Random sample of adults.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks. Part 1 contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. All telephone exchange numbers have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

2006-01-18 File CB9105.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9105 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09105.v1

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

CBS News; Tokyo Broadcasting System (1989): CBS News/Tokyo Broadcasting System Collaborative National Surveys of the United States and Japan, 1988. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.