National Race and Politics Survey 1991

Resource Type
  • Sniderman, Paul M. (Stanford University)
  • Tetlock, Philip E.
  • Piazza, Thomas (University of California, Berkeley)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
racial attitudes; national politics; public opinion; race
  • Abstract

    The 1991 National Race and Politics Survey was a nationwide random-digit telephone survey carried out by the Survey Research Center of the University of California, Berkeley. The target population for the study was defined as all English-speaking adults 18 years of age or older, residing in households with telephones, within the 48 contiguous states. The number of completed interviews was 2,223. The response rate was 65.3 percent.

    At the end of the telephone interview, respondents were told that "there are a number of other important topics we'd like to ask you about" and were asked if they could be sent a questionnaire to fill out and return by mail. Of 2,223 respondents, 1,942 consented to have the questionnaire sent to them, and 1,198 eventually returned the questionnaire. Some checking was done on gender and age to confirm that the mailback questionnaire had been filled out by the same person who completed the telephone interview, and a few mailbacks were discarded on that basis.

    Sample: Random Digit Telephone Sample of the U.S.
    Method: Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI), conducted by the Survey Research Center,University of California, Berkeley
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-02-01 / 1991-11-21
    Time Period: Fri Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 1991--Thu Nov 21 00:00:00 EST 1991
Geographic Coverage
  • United States

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