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WCBS-TV News/New York Times Race Relations Poll, June 1988 (ICPSR 9106)

Principal Investigator(s): WCBS-TV News; The New York Times


This data collection is a survey of social issues in the New York City area. Part 1 covers a variety of topics including race relations, leadership among the black community, treatment of individuals by courts and police, opinions on political leaders and public figures, and the ban on smoking in public places. In addition respondents were asked a series of questions concerning the Tawana Brawley case, in which a black teenager accused a group of white men of abducting and sexually molesting her in Dutchess County. In Part 2, respondents who had said they thought Brawley's advisers were lying about the incident, were recontacted and again asked their opinions of these individuals. Part 3, asked of Dutchess County residents, replicated the Part 1 questionnaire, with the exception of several questions specific to New York City. Background information on respondents includes political party affiliation, age, income, sex, religious preference, education, and race.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  New York City, June 21-25 - Download All Files (0.474 MB)
DS2:  Call Back, June 26 - Download All Files (0.383 MB)
DS3:  Upstate New York, June 21-25 - Download All Files (0.439 MB)

Study Description


WCBS-TV News/The New York Times. WCBS-TV NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES RACE RELATIONS POLL, JUNE 1988. New York, NY: WCBS-TV News/The New York Times [producers], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    African Americans, courts, leadership, police community relations, public figures, public opinion, race relations, sexual assault, smoking, social issues

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

Time Period:   

  • 1988-06-21--1988-06-26

Date of Collection:   

  • 1988-06-21--1988-06-26

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over in New York City and Dutchess County.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

These files contain weight variables that must be used in any analysis.


Sample:    Stratified random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1990-05-01

Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 4 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


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