CBS News Los Angeles Poll, July 1993 (ICPSR 6207)

Published: May 4, 2009

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CBS News

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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 they had seriously considered moving out of Los Angeles in the last year. Major topics explored include race relations, confidence in local police, the Los Angeles criminal justice system and its treatment of Blacks, solving the problems that led to the civil disturbances in the spring of 1992, the Reginald Denny beating case, and the verdict in the Rodney King beating case. Background information on respondents includes political party identification, political orientation, 1992 mayoral vote choice, education, age, race, Hispanic origin, family income, and sex.

CBS News. CBS News Los Angeles Poll, July 1993 . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-05-04.

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1993-07-20 -- 1993-07-22

1993-07-20 -- 1993-07-22

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

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

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

telephone interviews

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