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WABC-TV/New York Daily News Hijacking Poll, June 1985 (ICPSR 8570) RSS

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Summary:

This survey of New York City residents centers on the June 14, 1985 hijacking of a TWA plane by Arab terrorists. Respondents were asked if they approved of Ronald Reagan's handling of the hostage situation, if the United States should be negotiating for the release of the hostages, and if the United States should request Israel to meet the terrorists' demands for the release of Shiite Moslems being held prisoner. Other questions posed include whether the United States should reduce its ties to Israel and whether military action should be undertaken against terrorism in the Middle East even if it risks a larger war. An assessment of the actions of the Israeli government also is provided. Demographic characteristics are included as well.

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WABC-TV, and New York Daily News. WABC-TV/New York Daily News Hijacking Poll, June 1985. ICPSR08570-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08570.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   aircraft hijackings, Arab Israeli conflict, hostage negotiations, hostages, Middle East, presidential performance, Reagan, Ronald, terrorism

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1985-06

Date of Collection:  

  • 1985-06

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.

Methodology

Sample:   Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

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