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CBS News Los Angeles Poll, January 1993 (ICPSR 6198)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News


This special topic poll focused on issues of concern to residents of Los Angeles. Respondents were queried regarding how things were going in Los Angeles, the most important problem facing the city, the future of the city, and whether the election of Bill Clinton as president would help make things better in Los Angeles. Major topics explored include crime, race relations, confidence in local police, the Los Angeles criminal justice system and its treatment of Blacks, the Los Angeles Police Department and new police chief Willie Williams, solving the problems that led to the civil disturbances of May 1992, the response of local and federal government to the civil disturbances of May 1992, and the federal trial concerning the Rodney King beating case. Background information on respondents includes political party identification, political orientation, education, age, race, Hispanic origin, family income, and sex.

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Study Description


CBS News. CBS News Los Angeles Poll, January 1993 . ICPSR06198-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-03. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06198.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06198.v2

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Scope of Study

Time Period:   

  • 1993-01-25--1993-01-27

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-01-25--1993-01-27

Universe:    Residents of Los Angeles aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis.


Sample:    A variation of random digit dialing, stratified by Black population density, with an oversample of Black respondents.

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:

  • 2009-04-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.



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