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New York Times Stock Market Crash Survey, October-November 1987 (ICPSR 9215)

Principal Investigator(s): The New York Times


This survey measures the public's attitudes towards political issues and the stock market crash of October 1987. Questions asked of respondents include whether the recent stock market crash would lead to a recession, how they would assess the condition of the national economy, whether the respondent would vote for the Democratic or the Republican candidate in the 1988 presidential election, and whether the respondent owned stock or shares in a mutual fund that invested in the stock market. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, income, sex, marital status, education, and race.

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Study Description


The New York Times. New York Times Stock Market Crash Survey, October-November 1987 . ICPSR09215-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-02-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09215.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09215.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, economic conditions, national economy, political issues, presidential candidates, presidential elections, public opinion, recession, stock market crashes, stock markets, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1987-10-29--1987-11-03

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-10-29--1987-11-03

Universe:    All adults in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks. There are multiple records per case.


Sample:    Random sample.

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:   1990-05-01

Version History:

  • 2009-02-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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