The 1991 National Race and Politics Survey was a nationwide random-digit telephone survey carried out by the Survey Research Center of the University of California, Berkeley. A mailback survey of willing respondents to the telephone survey was also carried out. Data from the mailback survey are also included in the data file.
The telephone and mailback surveys included many questions related to racial attitudes and political orientation. The telephone interview was a computer-assisted survey that incorporated many randomized experiments.
The target population for the study was defined as all English-speaking adults 18 years of age or older, residing in households with telephones, within the 48 contiguous states. The number of completed interviews was 2,223. The response rate was 65.3 percent.