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ABC News/NHK Japan Poll, February 1993 (ICPSR 6182)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; NHK


This special topic poll solicited opinion on issues concerning United States policy toward and relations with Japan and Asia. Respondents were asked whether the Clinton Administration should take a hard line concerning the trade imbalance with Japan, whether the Administration should pay more attention to Japan than to other Asian countries, whether Japan should become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, and whether the United States and Japan should try to increase their financial/technical aid, political influence, and military presence in Asian and Pacific nations. Additional questions covered the current status and future of relations between the United States and Japan, Japan's reliability as an ally, whether Japan's economic strength posed a threat to the United States, and whether things were going in the right direction in each respective country. On other subjects, respondents offered their opinions on Bill Clinton, the United States economy, the general role of the United States in world affairs, the relative importance of the United States' building unified support in the United Nations before making a major foreign policy decision, and the promotion of Hawaiian sumo wrestler Akebono to Grand Champion. Background information on respondents includes political party, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, education, social class, employment status, Hispanic origin, race, age, and sex.

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Study Description


ABC News, and NHK. ABC News/NHK Japan Poll, February 1993 . ICPSR06182-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-09-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06182.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06182.v2

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Scope of Study

Time Period:   

  • 1993-03-09--1993-03-11

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-03-09--1993-03-11

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1994-03-10

Version History:

  • 2009-09-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.



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