1991 NOD Survey of Public Attitudes Toward People
Louis Harris and Associates, Inc., conducted the 1991 NOD Survey of Public Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities for The National Organization On Disability (NOD), in cooperation with the National Council on the Handicapped. The NOD commissioned this survey in the belief that knowledge about public attitudes toward disabled persons is vital to the creation and implementation of policies concerning public participation of disabled people. This landmark study documented for the first time what the public at large thinks about disabled people.
The 1991 NOD Survey Public Attitudes Toward People with Disabilities assessed what the American public believed about disabled people and interactions with them. The study aimed to provide policymakers, leaders of the disability movement, media, business people, and government officials with a better understanding of what the public knows about people with disabilities, how it feels about them and the way they are treated, and what should be done to help open up more opportunities for fuller participation in all aspects of life. The study includes 115 variables for 1,257 cases.