CBS News "48 Hours" Gun Poll, March 1989 (ICPSR 9233)

Published: Apr 3, 2009

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CBS News

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This data collection is a nationwide survey of issues surrounding assault weapons. Topics covered include legislation regulating the importation, sale, and manufacture of assault weapons, the sale and use of handguns, and the National Rifle Association. Respondents also were asked to rate the performance of George Bush as president and to specify what they thought was the most important problem facing the country. Background information on respondents includes political party affiliation, sex, age, education, firearm ownership, and race.

CBS News. CBS News “48 Hours” Gun Poll, March 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-03.

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This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis.

Stratified random digit dialing.

Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.

telephone interviews

survey data



2009-04-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

1990-05-01 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:

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