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WCBS-TV News/New York Times Race Relations Poll, June 1990 (ICPSR 9502)

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. Respondents were asked for their opinions on the quality of life in New York City, the job being done by Mario Cuomo as governor and David Dinkins as mayor, and the most important problem facing New York City that the mayor needed to address. Additional information was gathered from Black respondents concerning race relations. Items covered were quality of the city's economy, the mayor's handling of race relations in the city, leadership among the Black community, treatment of individuals by courts and police, neighborhood safety of individuals, criminal victimization, media involvement in race relations, and specific incidents of racial insults. Background information on respondents includes political party affiliation, ethnicity, amount of media usage, age, income, sex, religious preference, education, and race.

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Study Description


WCBS-TV News, and The New York Times. WCBS-TV News/New York Times Race Relations Poll, June 1990. ICPSR09502-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    African Americans, Cuomo, Mario, Dinkins, David, economic conditions, leadership, neighborhoods, news media, police community relations, public opinion, quality of life, race relations, social issues, victimization

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

Time Period:   

  • 1990-06-17

Date of Collection:   

  • 1990-06-17

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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


Sample:    Stratified random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1991-05-03

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