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New York Times Stock Market Crash Survey, October-November 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; economic conditions; national economy; political issues; presidential candidates; presidential elections; public opinion; recession; stock market crashes; stock markets; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This survey measures the public's attitudes towards political issues and the stock market crash of October 1987. Questions asked of respondents include whether the recent stock market crash would lead to a recession, how they would assess the condition of the national economy, whether the respondent would vote for the Democratic or the Republican candidate in the 1988 presidential election, and whether the respondent owned stock or shares in a mutual fund that invested in the stock market. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, income, sex, marital status, education, and race.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-10-29 / 1987-11-03
    Time period: 1987-10-29--1987-11-03
  • 1987-10-29 / 1987-11-03
    Collection date: 1987-10-29--1987-11-03
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All adults in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.
Random sample.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks. There are multiple records per case.

2009-02-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9215 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09215.v1
  • Clymer, Adam. In poll, confidence slips a little. New York Times.(D), 1 -1987.

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

The New York Times (1990): New York Times Stock Market Crash Survey, October-November 1987. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.