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ABC News/Washington Post Race Relations Poll, February-March 1981 (ICPSR 8010)

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This survey, conducted by Chilton Research Services under the direction of B. Sussman of the Washington Post and J. Alderman of ABC News, covers both racial attitudes and attitudes toward immigrants. Topics concerning racial attitudes include crime, education, discrimination, employment, and government policies. Areas of investigation regarding attitudes toward immigrants focus on quality of life, government assistance, and employment opportunities. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, marital status, occupation, race, and religious affiliation.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST RACE RELATIONS POLL, FEBRUARY-MARCH 1981. Conducted by Chilton Research Services. 2nd ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1997.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   crime, education, employment, ethnic discrimination, government programs, immigrants, policies and procedures, public opinion, quality of life, racial attitudes

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1981-02-26--1981-03-06

Date of Collection:  

  • 1981-02-26--1981-03-06

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   An oversample of Blacks was obtained by recontacting a sample of self-identified Blacks from previous studies.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


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Version History:

  • 1997-09-11 SAS and SPSS data definition statements were prepared for this collection, and the codebook has been converted to a machine-readable PDF file. Also, a reformatted logical record length data file is now available.

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