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Soviet Institute for Sociological Research Survey of Moscow Residents, May 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
  • Soviet Institute for Sociological Research
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
arms control negotiations; foreign policy; Gorbachev, Mikhail; national security; public opinion; quality of life; Reagan, Ronald
  • Abstract

    In this survey Muscovites were questioned on national and international issues. Opinions were sought on Soviet-American arms negotiations and security issues, Soviet foreign policy, the quality of life in the United States and the Soviet Union, perestroika, glasnost, and other issues. In addition, respondents were asked for their opinions of Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Stalin, Trotsky, and Bukharin. Age, sex, and education of the respondents were also recorded.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1988
  • Collection date: 1988
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
  • Soviet Union
Sampled Universe
Adult residents of Moscow, aged 18 and over, residing in households with telephones.
Waksberg method of stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain many keypunch errors. Fields located in columns 9 and 60-80 have been left undocumented by the Soviets. In addition, the Soviets did not provide data for responses to some of the questions asked on the Russian version of the questionnaire.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9111 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09111.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

CBS News; The New York Times; Soviet Institute for Sociological Research (1989): Soviet Institute for Sociological Research Survey of Moscow Residents, May 1988. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.