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WABC-TV Sweeps Survey, January 1985 (ICPSR 8557)

Principal Investigator(s): WABC-TV


This survey examines social and moral attitudes. Respondents were questioned about their personal attitudes and behavior and about their perceptions of the United States at large. Topics covered include patriotism, marriage and the family, the sexual revolution and current sexual behavior, religion, work and financial status, and etiquette and manners. Data on demographic characteristics also are included.

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Study Description


WABC-TV. WABC-TV Sweeps Survey, January 1985. ICPSR08557-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08557.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08557.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    demographic characteristics, domestic policy, economic indicators, families, gender roles, issues, marriage, nationalism, occupations, personal finances, political attitudes, public opinion, religion, sexual attitudes, social attitudes, values, work

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

Time Period:   

  • 1985-01

Date of Collection:   

  • 1985-01

Universe:    The population of greater 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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