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WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Poll, December 1984 (ICPSR 8554)

Principal Investigator(s): WABC-TV; New York Daily News


This survey focuses on the 1985 New York City mayoral race and the Roman Catholic church. Respondents were asked who they would like to see win the 1985 race, how they would rate Ed Koch as mayor, and whether they preferred Koch to other mayoral candidates. Respondents also were asked whether they agreed with a series of statements relating to abortion, birth control, homosexuality, and the Roman Catholic church. Items pertaining to the Catholic church included the respondent's opinions on priests being allowed to marry, women being allowed to become priests, priests, bishops and cardinals staying out of politics, a tax credit for parents who send their children to parochial schools, and Bishop John O'Connor's performance as head of the New York Archdiocese. Demographic characteristics also were recorded.

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Study Description


WABC-TV, and New York Daily News. WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Poll, December 1984. ICPSR08554-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08554.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08554.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, birth control, church buildings, demographic characteristics, domestic policy, economic indicators, gender roles, homosexuality, issues, local government, local politics, political attitudes, population, religion, sexual attitudes, social attitudes, taxes

Geographic Coverage:    New York (state), New York City, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1984-12

Date of Collection:   

  • 1984-12

Universe:    The population of New York City aged 18 and over.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

For reasons of confidentiality, the phone numbers of respondents have been replaced with blanks.


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1988-10-25


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