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ABC News New York City Mayor Poll, Spring 1997 (ICPSR 2498)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll sought the views of New York City residents on the upcoming 1997 New York City mayoral election. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and his policies and to comment on whether their quality of life had changed since Giuliani took office in January 1994. Those queried were asked for whom they would vote, given Republican candidate Giuliani and possible Democratic candidates Fernando Ferrer, Ruth Messinger, Al Sharpton, and Sal Albanese. Respondents were asked which of the following problems presented the greatest challenge to the city of New York: crime, the job market, the economy, race relations, education, poverty, housing, or changes in the welfare system. An additional question addressed the 1993 New York City mayoral election between Republican candidate Giuliani and Democratic candidate David Dinkins. Background information on respondents includes age, race, ethnicity, sex, education, political party, political orientation, religion, voter registration and participation history, and family income.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC News New York City Mayor Poll, Spring 1997. ICPSR02498-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-07-03. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02498.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02498.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    candidates, crime, education, employment, Giuliani, Rudolph, housing, mayoral elections, national economy, poverty, public opinion, quality of life, race relations, voter preferences, voting behavior, welfare services

Geographic Coverage:    New York (state), New York City, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1997 (Spring)

Data Collection Notes:

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, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

A weight variable with four implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.



Original ICPSR Release:   1998-07-28

Version History:

  • 2007-07-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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