This data collection explores the attitudes of different generations of Americans toward war. Questions pertained to respondents' views of the Cold War, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War. Respondents were also asked for their opinions of Saddam Hussein and Adolf Hitler, and for their views regarding President George Bush's declaration that force was necessary to make Iraq withdraw completely from Kuwait. A portion of the interviews were conducted before the Persian Gulf War (up to and including January 15), some were conducted during the War (January 17 and later), and others the day the bombing started (January 16). Questions were also asked about the respondent's educational background, month and year of birth, race or ethnic origin, and sex.
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (1-RO1-AG08951)
1990-10 -- 1991-02
Date of Collection
1990-10 -- 1991-02
Data Collection Notes
The questions that comprise this survey were included as an additional set of questions in the monthly SURVEY OF CONSUMER ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOR produced by the Economic Behavior Program, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan.
Original Release Date
1993-05-13 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:
- Standardized missing values.
Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.
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