Washington Post Mayor Barry Verdict Poll, August 1990 Archival Version


This data collection focuses on issues related to the verdict in District of Columbia's mayor Marion Barry's trial. Respondents were asked if they thought Barry had received a fair trial, if the jury had done a good job, and if the federal government's investigation that led to Barry's indictment was racially motivated. They were also asked if they thought the news coverage of the Barry case had been generally fair, if the trial increased or decreased racial tensions in the District, and if Barry should have to serve some time in jail. Other questions investigated opinions on whether Barry should run for mayor or city council, whether he should be re-tried on some of the charges that the jury could not reach a verdict on, whether he should resign, and whether United States Attorney Jay Stephens should resign. Demographic variables include information on respondents' registered voter status, section of residence in the District, age, education, race, sex, and income. A weight variable (WEIGHT) is included and must be used in any analysis. 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.. Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the District of Columbia. Smallest Geographic Unit: district Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within each household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday, was at home at the time of the interview, and was a resident of the District. 2015-05-05 SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, a tab-delimited data file, and an R data file have been added to the collection. The codebook was updated. telephone interviewA weight variable (WEIGHT) is included that must be used in any analysis.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3886/ICPSR09555
Related Identifier DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09555.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:445269
Creator The Washington Post
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Publication Year 1991
Rights Delivery;This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Contact ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;survey data
Discipline Not stated
Spatial Coverage {"District of Columbia","United States","Time period: 1990-08-11","Collection date: 1990-08-11"}
Temporal Coverage {"District of Columbia","United States","Time period: 1990-08-11","Collection date: 1990-08-11"}