ABC News NHK Japan poll, March 1990 [electronic resource].

Data file
Ann Arbor, Mich.: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-11-24.
Extent of collection: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF).


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Summary note
This special topic poll, conducted March 20-22, 1990, examined Americans' attitudes toward Japan and was fielded for the Japanese broadcasting company NHK. Views were sought on whether the French and Japanese were as friendly as other people in the world and which group was more difficult for Americans to deal with. A series of questions addressed Japanese trade and investment in the United States, whether the federal budget deficit or the international trade deficit posed a bigger problem for the United States, whether an economically strong Japan threatened United States' national security, and whether the economic power of Japan or the military power of the Soviet Union was a bigger threat to the United States. Other topics covered recent trade disputes between the United States and Japan, reasons for the United States' trade deficit with Japan, the impact of Japan building up its military force, and stereotyped images of the Japanese people. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, education level, employment status, and household income.
  • Codebook available in print and electronic format.
  • Title from title screen (viewed on September 14, 2010).
Type of data
Extent of collection: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF).
Time and place of event
  • Date of collection: 1990-03-20--1990-03-22.
  • Time period: 1990-03.
Geographic coverage
Geographic coverage: Japan, United States.
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Data format: card image.
  • Extent of processing: 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.
Case file characteristics
Weight: the data contain a weight variable (WEIGHT) that should be used in analyzing the data.
Methodology note
  • Mode of data collection: telephone interview.
  • Sample: households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.
  • Universe: adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Cite as
ABC News, and NHK. ABC News NHK Japan Poll, March 1990 [Computer file]. ICPSR09442-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-11-24.
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