TEXAS CRIME POLL ON-LINE

This site includes links that will provide copies of data sets as well as "Final Reports" for some of the recent surveys completed under the auspices of the Survey Research Program (SRP) located an Sam Houston State University's College of Criminal Justice. A brief history of the SRP's activities can be found at that site.

If you are relying on any of the SRP materials please let us know by contacting Dr. Longmire at longmire@shsu.edu

Past Texas Crime Poll Reports


2003 SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SURVEY

COPY OF SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SURVEY INSTRUMENT

Survey Instrument

This link will download a PDF copy of the Survey Instrument used to assess Texans’ attitudes about 12 legislative initiatives that had been filed during the first several weeks of the Legislative Session.

 

COPY OF SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SURVEY DATA SET

Special Legislative Survey Data Set

The Special Legislative Survey included responses to questions sent to a sub-sample of the respondents who participated in the 2001-2002 general survey.

This link downloads a compressed SPSS file that includes the data, variable names, and value labels for all respondents who participated in the 2001-2002 general survey. The data elements beginning with the prefix “sl” are the questions asked of the sub-sample. For all other cases, those data are recorded as “System Missing.”

This data set is raw and includes the originally coded information including coding errors that result in values outside of the appropriate range of values in some cases. It has intentionally been left this way for pedagogical purposes so that faculty using it in classes can require students to go through the process of cleaning it before using it for projects. Similarly, anyone using this data set will need to review the frequency distributions and re-code outliers as missing where they occur.

 

COPY OF FINAL REPORT

On-line Version: Attitudes about Crime and Criminal Justice Policy in Texas: Special Legislative Report 2003 Texas Crime Poll - Special Legislative Survey

PDF Version: Attitudes about Crime and Criminal Justice Policy in Texas: Special Legislative Report 2003 Texas Crime Poll - Special Legislative Survey

 

 

 


2001-2002 TEXAS CRIME POLL

COPY OF 2001-2002 SURVEY INSTRUMENT

This link will download a copy of the survey instrument in WORD format.

 

COPY OF 2001-2002 DATA SET

This link downloads a compressed SPSS file that includes the data, variable names, and value labels. This data set is raw and includes the originally coded information including coding errors that result in values outside of the appropriate range of values in some cases. It has intentionally been left this way for pedagogical purposes so that faculty using it in classes can require students to go through the process of cleaning it before using it for projects. Similarly, anyone using this data set will need to review the frequency distributions and re-code outliers as missing where they occur.

Note that a smaller sample of respondents to this survey were included in a special survey focusing on legislative issues being considered during the 78th Legislative Session. The data from that survey were merged into the 2001-2002 data set and the full data set can be downloaded at the link specified above.

 

COPY OF 2001-2002 FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION

The links below take you to pages showing the specific questions used in each section of the survey followed by the raw frequency distributions of responses to each item.

SECTION 1:  CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION AND INFORMATION NEEDS

SECTION 2: TREATMENT OF ANIMALS AND RELATED ISSUES

SECTION 3: ISSUES RELATED TO EVIDENCE USED IN PROSECUTION AND SENTENCING OF CRIMINAL OFFENDERS

SECTION 4: SPECIAL ISSUES RELATED TO CRIME AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

4(a) DWI Experiences and/or Support for Changes in Sanctions

4(b) Police Use of Force

4(c) Racial Profiling

4(d) The Death Penalty

SECTION 5: DEMOGRAPHICS

 

TECHNICAL REPORT

This link will take you to a page providing a description of the data collection process and response rates for the survey.

 

 


2000 TEXAS CRIME POLL


COPY OF 2000 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

COPY OF 2000 FINAL REPORT

2000 TECHNICAL REPORT

2000 SURVEY INSTRUMENT

 

Confidence in the Death Penalty System in Texas and Support for a Death Penalty Moratorium: Special Legislative Report (2000 Texas Crime Poll).

 

Download an SPSS data file that will open with "Stuff It Expander." This data set includes the raw unweighted data used for the 2000 Final Report.

COPY OF 2000 DATA SET (SPSS)


1999 TEXAS CRIME POLL

COPY OF 1999 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

COPY OF 1999 FINAL REPORT

1999 TECHNICAL REPORT

Download an SPSS data file that will open with "Stuff It Expander." This data set includes the unweighted data used for the 1999 Final Report.

COPY OF 1999 DATA SET (SPSS)

Download a text file of the QUESTIONNAIRE used for the 1999 survey.

COPY OF 1999 QUESTIONNAIRE


1998 TEXAS CRIME POLL

COPY OF 1998 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

COPY OF 1998 FINAL REPORT :

Download a copy of FULL 1998 REPORT in binary data format.
Download a copy of FULL 1998 REPORT in Word format that will open with 'Stuff It Expander"

COPY OF 1998 DATA SET (SPSS) This link will download an SPSS data file that will open with "Stuff It Expander"

COPY OF 1998 CODEBOOK
This link takes you to the Code Book and a raw frequency distribution for all of the variables included in this year's survey.

APPENDIX A MATERIAL

TABLE 2.1 CROSSTABS TABLE 3.1 CROSSTABS
TABLE 2.2 CROSSTABS TABLE 3.2 CROSSTABS
TABLE 2.3 CROSSTABS

TABLE 4.1 CROSSTABS TABLE 4.6 CROSSTABS
TABLE 4.2 CROSSTABS TABLE 4.5 CROSSTABS
TABLE 4.3 CROSSTABS TABLE 4.4 CROSSTABS


1997 TEXAS CRIME POLL
COPY OF 1997 DATA SET (SPSS)


1996 TEXAS CRIME POLL
Download an SPSS data file that will open with "Stuff It Expander." This data set includes the unweighted data used for the 1996 survey which involved an examination of people's perceptions of the causes of crime and recommended responses. The data set includes both the "national sample" as well as an additional sample of Texans so that comparisons of "Texans vs. the Nation" could be made.

COPY OF 1996 DATA SET (SPSS)


1995 NATIONAL POLL

Download an SPSS data file that will open with "Stuff It Expander." This data set includes the unweighted data used for all of the studies published in Americans View Crime and Justice A National Public Opinion Survey (Tmothy J. Flanagan and Dennis R. Longmire, eds. 1996. Sage Publications.)

COPY OF 1995 DATA SET (SPSS)


Texas Crime Poll--Final Reports

 

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