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Title: USA Today/Gallup Poll: December Wave 2--Gun Control/Newtown School Shooting/Travel Plans/Sports/Religion [USAIPOUSA2012-22]
Survey Sponsor: USA Today
Survey Firm: Gallup Organization
Study Date: December 19-22, 2012
Sample: National adult
Sample Size: 1038
Survey Notes: This study contains sampling using landline telephones and cellular phones. Use TYPE in column 95, where 1=landline and 2=cellular. There are 4 forms for this study: Located in column 47, Form A=1; Form B=2. Located in column 46, Form C=1; Form D=2.
Variables: 170
Most admirable men (2); most admirable women (2); Barack Obama job performance (1); death penalty for murder (1); strictness of gun laws (1); handgun legality (1); passing new gun laws (1); gun ownership (3); assault rifle legality (1); background checks for gun purchases (1); banning high capacity ammunition clips (1); grades of children (2); fear for child's safety (1); following Newtown school shooting (1); likelihood of community shootings (2); most desired vacation More...
Weight: Columns 7-10 (xx.xx) -- Varname: WTFCTR
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USA Today. USA Today/Gallup Poll: December Wave 2--Gun Control/Newtown School Shooting/Travel Plans/Sports/Religion, Dec, 2012 [dataset]. USAIPOUSA2012-22, Version 2. Gallup Organization [producer]. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, RoperExpress [distributor], accessed Nov-16-2018.


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