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CBS News/New York Times New York State Poll, April 1995 (ICPSR 2073)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times


This poll queried respondents from the state of New York on a range of political and social issues, with a focus on Governor George Pataki. Respondents were asked to give their general opinions of Pataki as well as Sheldon Silver, Al D'Amato, Daniel Moynihan, and Rudolph Giuliani and to comment on taxes, welfare, funding and tuition for the State Universities of New York (SUNYs), public schools, public parks, and garbage pickup. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, political party, political orientation, education, age, sex, race, and family income.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News/The New York Times. CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK STATE POLL, APRIL 1995. 2nd ICPSR version. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1995. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02073.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02073.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    D'Amato, Alfonse, Giuliani, Rudolph, Moynihan, Daniel Patrick, New York (state), parks, Pataki, George, public schools, taxes, universities, waste disposal, welfare services

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1995-04

Date of Collection:   

  • 1995-04

Universe:    Adult population of New York State aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.


Sample:    A variation of random-digit dialing using primary sampling units (PSUs) was employed, consisting of blocks of 100 telephone numbers identical through the eighth digit and stratified by geographic region, area code, and size of place. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH [Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963]).

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1997-12-11

Version History:

  • 2000-05-19 The variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents.


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