WCBS-TV News/New York Times New York City Poll #2, October 1993 (ICPSR 6324)

Published: Jul 20, 2009

Principal Investigator(s):
WCBS-TV News; The New York Times


Version V2

This special topic poll dealt with issues of concern to residents of New York City, focusing primarily on the 1993 mayoral race between David Dinkins, Rudolph Giuliani, and George Marlin. Respondents were questioned regarding their intentions to vote in the election, their current vote choices in the election, and their opinions of the candidates. Respondents were also asked to identify the problem they most wanted the next mayor to concentrate on and to comment on whether an endorsement of a mayoral candidate by Bill Clinton or Ed Koch would influence their vote. Additional topics included the 1993 elections for comptroller and public advocate, the city economy, race relations, personal safety, police presence, quality of public schools, the Board of Education, Ramon Cortines' handling of his job as New York City Schools Chancellor, the homeless, harassment by panhandlers, Bill Clinton's handling of his job as president, the secession of Staten Island from New York City, drugs in the community, moving the New York Yankees to the New Jersey Meadowlands, and the amount of attention paid to the needs and problems of Blacks by the city government. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, financial situation compared to four years ago, political party, political orientation, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, vote choice in the 1989 New York City mayoral election, borough of residence, crime victimization, presence of children under the age of 18 in the household, children in the household attending public school, school preference, labor union status, religious preference, attendance at religious services, education, age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, Italian origin, and family income.

WCBS-TV News, and The New York Times. WCBS-TV News/New York Times New York City Poll #2, October 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-07-20. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06324.v2

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1993-09-29 -- 1993-10-03

A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis. The WCBS-TV NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK CITY POLL, MAY 1993 (ICPSR 6203) constitutes "Poll #1" in this series.

Households were selected by a variation of stratified random-digit dialing. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH [Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963]).

Adult population of New York City aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

telephone interviews

survey data



2009-07-20 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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