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CBS News/New York Times/Tokyo Broadcasting System Collaborative National Surveys of Japan and the United States, 1985 (ICPSR 8549)

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This study examines attitudes of the Japanese toward the United States and attitudes of Americans toward Japan. Japanese respondents were questioned about their government, the United States, trade policies of Japan and the United States, and their attitudes towards work. They were also asked about the products from the United States they would like to have, their experiences in World War II, and their political knowledge of the United States. Respondents in the United States were surveyed regarding their attitudes towards Japan and Germany, Reagan, and United States-Japan trade policies. They were asked to evaluate Japanese products, compare Japanese and American industry, and give their opinions on tax reform and major league baseball. In addition, American respondents provided information on their political knowledge of Japan and the United States and gave their opinions on events during World War II and on the lasting effects of World War II on attitudes about Japan. Respondents in both countries were asked for demographic information.

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DS1:  July 11-15: Japan - Download All Files (1.7 MB)
DS2:  July 16-21: United States - Download All Files (0.7 MB)

Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times/Tokyo Broadcasting System Collaborative National Surveys of Japan and the United States, 1985. ICPSR08549-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08549.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   consumer attitudes, cultural perceptions, international relations, job satisfaction, leisure, political attitudes, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan, Ronald, recreation, taxes, trade, work

Geographic Coverage:   Global, Japan, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1985-07

Date of Collection:  

  • 1985-07-11--1985-07-21

Universe:   Persons in the United States and Japan age 18 and over.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

There is a weight variable for the United States survey which must be used in any analysis. There is no weight variable for the Japanese survey.


Sample:   Stratified random digit dialing in the United States and a random sample of Japanese adults.

Data Source:

telephone surveys and personal interviews


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