Flanagan, Timothy J., Sam Houston State University;
Longmire, Dennis R., Sam Houston State University
The purpose of this survey was to provide legislators,
public officials, and Texas residents with a reliable source of information
about citizens' opinions and attitudes concerning crime and criminal justice
related-topics. The data collection consists of two distinctly different
files, National Data (Part 2) and Texas Data (Part 1), which can be linked
or used separately for analysis. The survey questions concern neighborhood
atmosphere and presentation of crime in the media, worries regarding
possible attacks--both robbery and
physical attacks, confidence in and opinions of police and their
effectiveness, problems dealing with courts, and attitudes regarding prisoners
and prisons, drug laws and drug problems, and juvenile gangs.
Other questions focused on
attitudes concerning the death penalty, guns, and the
availability of firearms. The National Data file contains additional
information expanding on the respondent's sources of crime news
and gang-related questions. Demographic information on respondents includes
sex, age, race, income, education, and religion.
Flanagan, Timothy J., and Dennis R. Longmire. National Opinion Survey of Crime and Justice, 1995. ICPSR06720-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter- university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06720.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06720.v1
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This study was funded by:
- Texas House of Representatives (HR 469)
Scope of Study
criminal justice system,
drug law offenses,
fear of crime,
Date of Collection:
Individuals in the continental United States with a telephone
in their residence.
The survey employed a random sampling design. The response rate
from Texans is 64% and 65% from the rest of the nation.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of
disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major
statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to
these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
Standardized missing values.
Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
Restrictions: In order to preserve respondent confidentiality, certain
identifying variables are restricted from general dissemination. Aggregations
of this information for statistical purposes that preserve the anonymity of
individual respondents can be obtained from ICPSR in accordance with existing
Original ICPSR Release: 1997-02-13
- 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one
or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well
as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable,
and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to
reflect these additions.
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