CBS News National Surveys, 1985 (ICPSR 8547)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
CBS News

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08547.v1

Version V1

Each dataset contains questions of topical relevance or questions which pertain to broader social issues. The hijacking of TWA flight 847 was the focus of the first two surveys. Respondents were asked to evaluate Reagan's handling of the crisis, to give their opinions on how the United States should deal with terrorism and terrorists, and to explain their attitudes about United States policy in the Middle East and media coverage of the event. Attitudes towards air safety, including effects on travel plans, were explored in the third survey. The fourth dealt with the United States/Soviet summit meeting in Geneva. Questions regarding the summit include approval or disapproval of Reagan's handling of the summit, whether and how to negotiate with the Soviet Union, attitudes towards Gorbachev, and the role the leaders' wives played. In the final survey, respondents were queried about professional football--the game, teams, players, coaches, and media coverage. All respondents were asked for demographic information.

CBS News. CBS News National Surveys, 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08547.v1

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1985

1985-06-18 -- 1985-12-11

There is a weight variable for each dataset which must be used in any analysis. The area code and exchange code variables have been recoded to 9's for reasons of confidentiality.

Stratified random digit dialing.

Adults in the United States age 18 and over.

telephone surveys

survey data

1986-08-29

2006-01-18

2006-01-18 File CB8547.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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