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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Easter Season Poll, 1986 (ICPSR 8584)

Principal Investigator(s): New York Daily News


This survey of New York City residents focuses primarily on religion. Respondents were questioned about religious upbringing and education, current participation, specific beliefs, and religion's influence on their personal values. Other topics include sex education, abortion, the death penalty, and prayer in public schools. Demographic characteristics were also recorded.

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Study Description


New York Daily News. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Easter Season Poll, 1986. ICPSR08584-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-05-03. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08584.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08584.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, church buildings, demographic characteristics, domestic policy, issues, public schools, religion, schools, sexual attitudes, social attitudes, values

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

Time Period:   

  • 1986-02

Date of Collection:   

  • 1986-02

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks. Included in the data is a weight variable which must be used in all analysis.


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1988-06-01

Version History:

  • 2011-05-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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