CBS News/New York Times Tonya Harding Hearing Poll, February 1994 (ICPSR 6592)

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CBS News; The New York Times

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This special topic poll focused on figure skater Tonya Harding's disciplinary hearing by the United States Figure Skating Association. Questions covered the sport of figure skating in general, and the actions of the United States Figure Skating Association and the United States Olympic Committee in particular. Respondents were also asked to give their personal opinions of Tonya Harding, injured figure skater Nancy Kerrigan, and Harding's boyfriend, Jeff Gillooly. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, household composition, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, political party, political orientation, education, age, sex, race, religious preference, and family income.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Tonya Harding Hearing Poll, February 1994    . [distributor], 2000-06-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06592.v2

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  1. (1) ICPSR created a codebook appendix to clarify codes for some standard variables. (2) A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis. (3) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

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A variation of random-digit dialing using primary sampling units (PSUs) was employed, consisting of blocks of 100 telephone numbers identical through the eighth digit and stratified by geographic region, area code, and size of place. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH [Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963]).

Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • CBS News/The New York Times. CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES TONYA HARDING HEARING POLL, FEBRUARY 1994. 2nd ICPSR version. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06592.v2

2000-06-21 The variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents.

1998-01-14 ICPSR created an appendix to the codebook to clarify codes for many of the standard demographic variables.

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