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CBS News/New York Times Drug Poll, September 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
AIDS; crime; drug abuse; drug law offenses; drug testing; drug traffic; drug treatment; homelessness; inner city; neighborhoods
  • Abstract

    This data collection is a general survey of drug problems in the United States. Topics covered include national efforts to combat drug problems, neighborhood drug sales, testing students and workers for drugs, treatment of those convicted of drug offenses, sending troops to Colombia to fight drug trafficking, arrest policies for drug use and other crimes in inner cities, and treatment of individuals by the court system. The survey also asked about views on homeless people and spending for AIDS treatment. Background information on respondents includes political party affiliation, parental status, age, income, sex, religious preference, 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
  • 1989-09-06 / 1989-09-08
    Time period: 1989-09-06--1989-09-08
  • 1989-09-06 / 1989-09-08
    Collection date: 1989-09-06--1989-09-08
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in United States.
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis.

2009-05-21 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
  • 9489 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09489.v1

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1991): CBS News/New York Times Drug Poll, September 1989. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.