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CBS News "48 Hours" Gun Poll, March 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
assault weapons; Bush, George H.W.; gun legislation; gun regulation; handguns; National Rifle Association; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; weapons
  • Abstract

    This data collection is a nationwide survey of issues surrounding assault weapons. Topics covered include legislation regulating the importation, sale, and manufacture of assault weapons, the sale and use of handguns, and the National Rifle Association. Respondents also were asked to rate the performance of George Bush as president and to specify what they thought was the most important problem facing the country. Background information on respondents includes political party affiliation, sex, age, education, firearm ownership, 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
  • Time period: 1989-03-15
  • Collection date: 1989-03-15
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis.

2009-04-03 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
  • 9233 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09233.v2

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

CBS News (1990): CBS News "48 Hours" Gun Poll, March 1989. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.