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Principal Investigator(s): The New York Times
This special topic poll, conducted January 21-24, 2001, assessed respondents' opinions about the New York City Police Department (NYCPD). Inhabitants of New York City (NYC) gave their opinions on the way Rudolph Giuliani was handling his job as mayor, the way the police in NYC were doing their jobs, occupational dangers for the police, race relations and life conditions in NYC, and racial profiling and brutality against minorities by the NYCPD. Respondents were also asked whether the NYCPD was a good place to work, whether they wanted to join the NYCPD, and whether their parents and friends would approve if they wanted to become police officers. The survey investigated whether police officers were appreciated by their communities and vice versa, whether police officers showed respect toward society, whether respondents had been in situations where they felt in personal danger or safer because of a police officer, and whether the city should require the police force to live in NYC. Those polled were also asked about their employment status and school attendance, family financial situation, whether they had relatives/friends who worked in NYC as police officers, and whether they or their family members had been the victims of a crime in NYC in the last year. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, education, race/ethnic identity, religion, political party affiliation, political orientation, marital status, and household income.
These data are freely available.
The New York Times. New York Times New York City Police Department Poll, January 2001 . ICPSR03274-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-29. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03274.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03274.v3
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Giuliani, Rudolph, living conditions, mayors, police brutality, police community relations, police officers, police performance, public opinion, public safety, race relations, racial discrimination
Data Collection Notes:
(1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.
The ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has been added to the collection.
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- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
Original ICPSR Release: 2001-10-01
- 2009-04-29 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR updated the frequency file for this collection to include the original question text.
- 2009-04-22 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR created the full data product suite for this collection. Note that the ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has also been added.
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