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CBS News/New York Times/Tokyo Broadcasting System Collaborative National Surveys of the United States and Japan, 1986 (ICPSR 8880)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times


In these surveys respondents in both the United States and Japan offered opinions on national and international issues. Respondents in the United States were asked to evaluate Reagan's performance as president, United States naval actions off the coast of Libya, and the situation in Latin America with special emphasis on Nicaragua. They were also asked to compare the Democratic and Republican parties. In addition, American respondents were asked a series of questions relating to United States-Japanese relations, restrictions on imports, the trade imbalance, the upcoming economic summit in Tokyo, United States relations with its allies, and its position in international trade. Japanese respondents were asked to respond to this last series of questions with a few variations. They were also queried regarding their political orientation and their support or nonsupport for the Nakasone cabinet. Both surveys contain demographic information on respondents.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  April 6-10, 1986: United States - Download All Files (2.378 MB)
DS2:  June 1986: Japan - Download All Files (2.334 MB)

Study Description


CBS News/New York Times/Tokyo Broadcasting System. CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES/TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM COLLABORATIVE NATIONAL SURVEYS OF THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN, 1986.. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08880.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08880.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    balance of trade, foreign relations, imports, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan, Ronald, trade

Geographic Coverage:    Japan, United States, Global

Universe:    Adult population in the United States and Japan aged 18 and over.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks. Part 1 contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to "999" for reasons of confidentiality.


Sample:    Part 1: Stratified random digit dialing. Part 2: Random sample of adult population.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-01-10

Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8880.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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