Principal Investigator(s): CBS News
This data collection is a nationwide survey of issues surrounding assault weapons. Topics covered include legislation regulating the importation, sale, and manufacture of assault weapons, the sale and use of handguns, and the National Rifle Association. Respondents also were asked to rate the performance of George Bush as president and to specify what they thought was the most important problem facing the country. Background information on respondents includes political party affiliation, sex, age, education, firearm ownership, and race.
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CBS News. CBS News "48 Hours" Gun Poll, March 1989. ICPSR09233-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-03. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09233.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09233.v2
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
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Original ICPSR Release: 1990-05-01
- 2009-04-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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