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WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS New York City Poll, May 1985 (ICPSR 8565)

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In this survey respondents were queried on several topics of current interest in New York City. Respondents were asked about the Yankees baseball team and owner George Steinbrenner's handling of managers Yogi Berra and Billy Martin. Each respondent was asked to rate the performance of New York City police officers and Commissioner Benjamin Ward and to comment on reports of police officers roughing up and torturing suspects. Respondents also were asked if they knew of the water shortage and were taking measures to reduce water use.

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Study Description


WABC-TV, and New York Daily News. WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS New York City Poll, May 1985. ICPSR08565-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08565.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   conservation, crime, demographic characteristics, domestic policy, economic indicators, environment, leisure, police performance, police response, public opinion, social attitudes, social issues

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

Time Period:  

  • 1985-05

Date of Collection:  

  • 1985-05

Universe:   The population of New York City, aged 18 and over.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' phone numbers have been replaced with blanks.


Sample:   Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


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