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Principal Investigator(s): WABC-TV; New York Daily News
This survey was conducted following the New York City subway shooting incident involving Bernhard Goetz. Respondents were asked if they were regular subway riders, if they had ever been mugged, if they had heard anything about the case so far, and if they approved or disapproved of the shooter's actions and his being charged with attempted murder. They also were asked to indicate whether they agreed with several statements relating to the incident and to handguns, including the necessity for people to arm themselves for their own protection.
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WABC-TV, and New York Daily News. WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Subway Shooting-Vigilante Poll, January 1985. ICPSR08555-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08555.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08555.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: aggression, armaments, assault, commuting (travel), crime, crime prevention, criminal justice system, Goetz, Bernhard, local politics, murder, police protection, public opinion, social issues, transportation, values, victimization, vigilantism, violence
Date of Collection:
Universe: The population of New York City aged 18 and over.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
For reasons of confidentiality, the phone numbers of respondents have been replaced with blanks.
Sample: Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Original ICPSR Release: 1988-10-25
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