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WCBS-TV News/New York Times Race Relations Poll, June 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • WCBS-TV News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
African Americans; courts; leadership; police community relations; public figures; public opinion; race relations; sexual assault; smoking; social issues
  • Abstract

    This data collection is a survey of social issues in the New York City area. Part 1 covers a variety of topics including race relations, leadership among the black community, treatment of individuals by courts and police, opinions on political leaders and public figures, and the ban on smoking in public places. In addition respondents were asked a series of questions concerning the Tawana Brawley case, in which a black teenager accused a group of white men of abducting and sexually molesting her in Dutchess County. In Part 2, respondents who had said they thought Brawley's advisers were lying about the incident, were recontacted and again asked their opinions of these individuals. Part 3, asked of Dutchess County residents, replicated the Part 1 questionnaire, with the exception of several questions specific to New York City. Background information on respondents includes political party affiliation, age, income, sex, religious preference, education, and race.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: New York City, June 21-25
    • DS2: Call Back, June 26
    • DS3: Upstate New York, June 21-25
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-06-21 / 1988-06-26
    Time period: 1988-06-21--1988-06-26
  • 1988-06-21 / 1988-06-26
    Collection date: 1988-06-21--1988-06-26
Geographic Coverage
  • New York City
  • New York (state)
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in New York City and Dutchess County.
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • These files contain weight variables that must be used in any analysis.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9106 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09106.v1

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

WCBS-TV News; The New York Times (1990): WCBS-TV News/New York Times Race Relations Poll, June 1988. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.