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CBS News/New York Times Tokyo Broadcasting System Poll, February 1989 (ICPSR 4499)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times


This poll, fielded February 18-19, 1989, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President George Bush and his handling of the presidency and foreign policy. The main focus of this data collection was on United States-Japan relations and public attitude toward these relations. Respondents were asked to describe the relationship between United States and Japan, how they viewed the future of the United States-Japan trade, and what they considered the role of world powers might be in this arrangement. Respondents were also asked for their views on the 1942 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the state of the American society before and after World War II, Japan's military power, as well as their overall feeling toward the Japanese and Japanese companies based in the United States. The survey also included questions concerning the trial of Oliver North in the Iran Contra affair. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, education, religion, political party, political orientation, marital status, voter registration and participation history, Hispanic descent, and family income.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News/The New York Times. CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM POLL, FEBRUARY 1989. ICPSR04499-v2. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-03-28. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04499.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04499.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Bush, George H.W., economic conditions, employment, foreign policy, international relations, Iran Contra affair, national economy, military strength, North, Oliver, Pearl Harbor attack, presidential performance, public opinion, trade, trade relations, voter registration, work attitudes, World War II

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1989-02

Date of Collection:   

  • 1989-02-18--1989-02-19

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having a telephone at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The data available for download are not weighted and users will need to weight the data prior to analysis. (2) The data and documentation for this study were acquired from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. (3) The original data file contained three records per case and was reformatted into a data file with one record per case.


Weight:    The data contain a weight variable that should be used for analysis.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2006-12-15

Version History:

  • 2008-03-28 Question text was added to the codebook.



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