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The New York Times National Surveys, 1983 (ICPSR 8366)

Principal Investigator(s): The New York Times


This study consists of three surveys. Parts 1 and 2 are concerned primarily with attitudes towards the United States government, indicators of patriotism, and respondents' tolerance of civil liberties in hypothetical situations. In addition, respondents were asked their opinions on a variety of domestic economic and foreign policy issues. The third survey explored attitudes of American women towards traditional sex role models, attitudes toward women in the work force, and experiences of respondents in the work force in terms of salary, responsibility, and promotion. Other items included evaluation of Reagan's performance in office as well as questions about domestic and foreign policy issues. Demographic data were collected for all three surveys.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  First Patriotism Survey - Download All Files (2.694 MB)
DS2:  Second Patriotism Survey - Download All Files (2.683 MB)
DS3:  Women's Survey - Download All Files (2.733 MB)

Study Description


The New York Times. The New York Times National Surveys, 1983. ICPSR08366-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08366.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08366.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    civil rights, economic attitudes, gender roles, government performance, labor markets, national economy, nationalism, patriotism, public opinion, womens rights

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1983

Universe:    Adults 18 years of age and older.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain amp (&) and dash (-) codes. Each dataset has a weight variable that must be used in all analyses.


Sample:    Stratified random-digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1985-05-24

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8366.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


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