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ABC News Japan Poll, April 1996 (ICPSR 6819)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the public perception of Japan, including the people, the economy, trade practices, and Japan's international agenda. Those queried were asked to provide their overall impression of Japan, to describe current relations between the United States and Japan, and to analyze the contemporary political trends in Japan. A series of questions addressed trade between the two countries, specifically the strength of the Japanese economy and the potential reduction of Japan's trade surplus with the United States. Respondents were also asked to describe the extent of anti-Japanese sentiments in the United States. Background variables include sex and knowledge of people who harbored anti-Japanese sentiments.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS JAPAN POLL, APRIL 1996. ICPSR version. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06819.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06819.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, cultural perceptions, economic policy, economic trends, international relations, politics, stereotypes, trade agreements, trade policy, trade relations, Japan

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1996-04

Date of Collection:   

  • 1996-04

Universe:    Adults 18 years old and older in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


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


Original ICPSR Release:   1998-06-11


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