Investigator(s): CBS/The New York Times
Since 1976, CBS News and The New York Times -- both separately, together, and in combination with other news organizations -- have commissioned public opinion polls to collect information on the American public's attitudes and opinions on various issues. Monthly polls solicit respondents' opinions on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Special topic polls focus on specific events or issues that are of timely significance, including political campaigns and elections. Users should note that until 1988, ICPSR combined all of the surveys for a given year (and sometimes for more than one year) into a single collection with one ICPSR study number.