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New York Times Survey of Residents of New York City, 1985 (ICPSR 8548)

Principal Investigator(s): The New York Times


New York City residents were asked questions concerning their attitudes towards living in New York City, their assessments of city services, and their opinions of New York City leaders and the Governor of New York. In addition, respondents were probed for their opinions on crime and what causes crime in New York City, what measures people take to protect themselves, and whether the respondent or a family member has ever been a victim of a crime. Demographic information is also included.

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Study Description


The New York Times. New York Times Survey of Residents of New York City, 1985. ICPSR08548-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-07-13. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08548.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08548.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    cities, communities, crime, crime prevention, demographic characteristics, government performance, government services, households, local government, public programs, quality of life, social attitudes and behavior, urban affairs, victimization, New York-New York City, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1985-01

Date of Collection:   

  • 1985-01-05--1985-01-10

Universe:    New York City residents age 18 and over.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

There is a weight variable for each dataset which must be used in any analysis. The area code and exchange code variables have been recoded to 9's for reasons of confidentiality.


Sample:    Stratified random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone surveys

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1986-08-29

Version History:

  • 2011-07-13 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.



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