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

Published: Jan 12, 2006

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

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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.

WCBS-TV News, and The New York Times. WCBS-TV News/New York Times Race Relations Poll, June 1988  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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1988-06-21 -- 1988-06-26

1988-06-21 -- 1988-06-26

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Stratified random digit dialing.

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

telephone interviews

survey data



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