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ABC News "Nightline" Slavery Poll, June 1997 (ICPSR 2495) RSS

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This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the role of the current federal government in compensating the descendants of slaves. Those queried were asked whether they believed the federal government should apologize to Black Americans for the history of slavery and whether the government should pay money to Black Americans whose ancestors were slaves. The results of the poll were announced on the ABC television program "Nightline." Background information on respondents includes sex, political party, race, and ethnicity.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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ABC News. ABC NEWS "NIGHTLINE" SLAVERY POLL, JUNE 1997. ICPSR02495-v1. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-11-28. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02495.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   African Americans, federal government, slave decendants, slavery, slavery compensation, public opinion

Geographic Coverage:   United States

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(1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet. (3) A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.

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  • 2006-11-28 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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