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WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Dinkins Inaugural Poll, January 1990 (ICPSR 9435)

Principal Investigator(s): WABC-TV; New York Daily News


This survey centers on David Dinkins, the new mayor of New York City. Respondents were asked what their impressions were of various public figures, what kind of mayor Dinkins would be, if they thought Dinkins would do a better job than Ed Koch, if they approved of Dinkins' choices for city government jobs, and if they thought the Dinkins administration would be able to make substantial progress on problems such as homelessness, drugs, crime, and the educational system. Additionally, respondents were asked questions concerning the city's large budget deficit, Dinkins' honesty, and the investigation of his personal finances by the federal government. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1989 mayoral vote choice, age, religion, race, sex, and borough of residence.

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Study Description


WABC-TV/New York Daily News. WABC-TV/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS DINKINS INAUGURAL POLL, JANUARY 1990. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09435.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09435.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    crime, Dinkins, David, drugs, education, homelessness, local government, mayors, public approval, public opinion, social issues

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

Time Period:   

  • 1990-01-03--1990-01-04

Date of Collection:   

  • 1990-01-03--1990-01-04

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in New York City.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1991-05-03


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