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CBS News/New York Times/Tokyo Broadcasting System Collaborative National Surveys of the United States and Japan, 1987 (ICPSR 8916)

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


For these surveys American and Japanese respondents were questioned on national and international issues. In the United States, respondents' opinions were sought on President Reagan and other public figures, the Senate and House investigations of the Iran-Contra matter, and the Bernhard Goetz subway shooting. In addition, American respondents were asked a series of questions relating to United States-Japanese trade relations, restrictions and taxes on imports, the quality and type of products made in each country, the trade imbalance, Japanese investment in the United States, charges that Japan violated an agreement with the United States by selling microchips to other countries below cost, and Japanese reliance on the United States for its military defense. Japanese respondents also were asked this last series of questions with a few variations, including questions relating to the import of rice and beef from the United States. In addition, they were queried regarding their political orientation and their support or nonsupport of the Nakasone cabinet. Both surveys contain demographic information on respondents.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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DS1:  May 18-21, 1987: United States - Download All Files (2.282 MB)
DS2:  May 11-18, 1987: Japan - Download All Files (0.215 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, 1987. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08916.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08916.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    balance of trade, foreign relations, imports, Iran Contra affair, investments, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan, Ronald, taxes, trade

Geographic Coverage:    Japan, United States, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1987-05-11--1987-05-21

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


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