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CBS News/New York Times/Tokyo Broadcasting System Collaborative National Surveys of the United States and Japan, 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Bush, George H.W.; foreign policy; foreign relations; international trade; military intervention; Nader, Ralph; national economy; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion
  • Abstract

    In these two surveys, American and Japanese respondents were asked similar sets of questions. Their opinions were sought on which country would be the number one economic power in the world in the next century, whether Japan or the United States tended to protect its own interests without regard to the needs of other countries, the main reason that more United States goods were not sold in Japan, whether the Japanese or American governments had made enough of an effort to correct the trade imbalance, and how respondents felt about Japanese companies buying office buildings and land in the United States. Respondents were also questioned about whether Americans and Japanese respected each other, whether the United States and Japan could depend on each other in the future, whether the number of United States troops in Japan should be increased, decreased, or kept at the same level, and whether the Cold War was over. In addition, American respondents only were asked about George Bush's handling of his job, foreign policy, the economy of the United States, feelings toward Israel and the Arab nations, and Ralph Nader's attacks on American industry. Both surveys collected demographic and socioeconomic information on respondents, including income, age, sex, and education.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: United States
    • DS2: Japan
Geographic Coverage
  • Japan
  • United States
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States and Japan aged 18 and over.
Part 1: Stratified random digit dialing, Part 2: Random sample of adult population. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH [Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963]).
Collection Mode
  • Part 1 contains weight variables that must be used in any analysis. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to "999" for reasons of confidentiality.

2006-01-18 File CB9501.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9501 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Destler, I.M., Nacht, Michael. Beyond mutual recrimination: Building a solid U.S.-Japan relationship in the 1990s. International Security.15, (3), 92-119.1990.
    • ID: (URL)

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1992): CBS News/New York Times/Tokyo Broadcasting System Collaborative National Surveys of the United States and Japan, 1990. Version 1. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.