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National Black Politics Study, [United States], 1993 (ICPSR 2018)

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Michael C. Dawson, University of Chicago; Ronald (Ronald E. L.) Brown, Wayne State University; James S. (James Sidney) Jackson, University of Michigan

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The National Black Politics Study was designed to provide information on attitudes and opinions regarding a number of issues of importance to Black Americans. Topics included the performance of President Bill Clinton, the economic condition of Black Americans, and what respondents thought ought to be done to improve the condition of Black people. Questions regarding Black women and their role in the Black community were also asked. In addition, the role and extent of religion in Black politics was investigated.

Respondents also provided information about their political self-identification and their community and political involvement, as well as their feelings toward various political leaders, political groups, and national policies. Demographic information on respondents includes sex, age, education, marital status, income, and occupation and industry.

Dawson, Michael C., Brown, Ronald (Ronald E. L.), and Jackson, James S. (James Sidney). National Black Politics Study, [United States], 1993. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-06-06.

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To protect respondent privacy, the FIPS variable for the National Black Politics Study is restricted from general dissemination. This data may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Access to the restricted data for this study requires a signed User Agreement. To obtain this file, researchers must agree to the terms and conditions of the Restricted Data Use Agreement.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

1993-12-04 -- 1994-02-13

Multiple frame, random-digit probability sample. The first frame was composed of a national random-digit-dial sample using an equal probability of selection methodology. The second frame was randomly selected from a list of households located in census blocks with 50 percent or more Black households.


All Black households in the United States with telephones.



2019-06-06 This collection has been updated to include an additional restricted dataset which includes FIPS codes.

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:
  • Dawson, Michael C., Ronald (Ronald E. L.) Brown, and James S. (James Sidney) Jackson. National Black Politics Study, [United States], 1993. ICPSR02018-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-06-06.

2008-12-03 Stata setup and ready-to-go files have been added and the study has been made available for online analysis. The questionnaire was separated from the codebook into a separate document. Value labels for A5, C2, C3, D6A through D7D, K1 through K4, J12 and J22 have been corrected to include all values. SAS and Stata supplemental syntax files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, an SPSS system file, and a Stata system file were added to this data collection.

1998-08-28 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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.