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ABC News NHK Japan Poll, March 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • NHK
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
cultural perceptions; exports; federal budget deficit; foreign investments; international trade; national security; public opinion; trade relations
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, conducted March 20-22, 1990, examined Americans' attitudes toward Japan and was fielded for the Japanese broadcasting company NHK. Views were sought on whether the French and Japanese were as friendly as other people in the world and which group was more difficult for Americans to deal with. A series of questions addressed Japanese trade and investment in the United States, whether the federal budget deficit or the international trade deficit posed a bigger problem for the United States, whether an economically strong Japan threatened United States' national security, and whether the economic power of Japan or the military power of the Soviet Union was a bigger threat to the United States. Other topics covered recent trade disputes between the United States and Japan, reasons for the United States' trade deficit with Japan, the impact of Japan building up its military force, and stereotyped images of the Japanese people. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, education level, employment status, and household income.
  • Methods

    The data contain a weight variable (WEIGHT) that should be used in analyzing the data.
  • 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
  • Time period: 1990-03
  • 1990-03-20 / 1990-03-22
    Collection date: 1990-03-20--1990-03-22
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.
Collection Mode
  • telephone interview

    The data available for download are not weighted and users will need to weight the data prior to analysis.

    The data collection was produced by Chilton Research Services of Radnor, PA.

    The original data file contained three records per case and was reformatted into a data file with one record per case.

2008-11-24 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9442 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09442.v1
  • Lee, Emery G., III, Sandstrum, Frances U., Weisert, Thomas C.. Context and the Court: Sources of Support for Civil Liberties on the Rehnquist Court. American Politics Quarterly.24, (3), 377-395.1996.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X9602400305 (DOI)

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

ABC News; NHK (1991): ABC News NHK Japan Poll, March 1990. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.