National Black Politics Study, 1993 (ICPSR 2018)

Published: Dec 3, 2008

Principal Investigator(s):
Michael Dawson, University of Chicago; Ronald Brown, Wayne State University; James S. (James Sidney) Jackson, University of Michigan

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This study was designed to provide information on attitudes and opinions regarding a number of issues of importance to Black Americans. Topics included the performance of President Bill Clinton, the economic condition of Black Americans, and what respondents thought ought to be done to improve the condition of Black people. Questions regarding Black women and their role in the Black community were also asked. In addition, the role and extent of religion in Black politics was investigated. Respondents also provided information about their political self-identification and their community and political involvement, as well as their feelings toward various political leaders, political groups, and national policies. Demographic information on respondents includes sex, age, education, marital status, income, and occupation and industry.

Dawson, Michael, Brown, Ronald, and Jackson, James S. (James Sidney). National Black Politics Study, 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-12-03.

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1993-12-04 -- 1994-02-13

Multiple frame, random-digit probability sample. The first frame was composed of a national random-digit-dial sample using an equal probability of selection methodology. The second frame was randomly selected from a list of households located in census blocks with 50 percent or more Black households.

All Black households in the United States with telephones.

telephone interviews

survey data



1998-08-28 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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

2008-12-03 Stata setup and ready-to-go files have been added and the study has been made available for online analysis. The questionnaire was separated from the codebook into a separate document. Value labels for A5, C2, C3, D6A through D7D, K1 through K4, J12 and J22 have been corrected to include all values. SAS and Stata supplemental syntax files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, an SPSS system file, and a Stata system file were added to this data collection.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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This study is provided by Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD).