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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, August 1996 (ICPSR 2349)

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


This poll, fielded August 3-5, 1996, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, Reform Party member Ross Perot, former Colorado governor Richard Lamm, Vice President Al Gore, First Lady Hillary Clinton, retired General Colin Powell, American Red Cross president Elizabeth Dole, and conservative commentator Pat Buchanan. Those queried were asked for their opinions about the upcoming 1996 presidential and congressional elections and the commitment of the Democratic and Republican parties to welfare, Medicare, the economy, the tax system, the pursuit of the American dream, and gender-specific needs. Other topics covered affirmative action, organized prayer in schools, term limits, abortion, legal immigrants, and the role of government. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, age of children in household, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, religion, marital status, United States armed forces service, education, and family income.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, August 1996 . ICPSR02349-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-01-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02349.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02349.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, Affirmative Action, Buchanan, Pat, Clinton, Bill, Clinton, Hillary, congressional elections, Democratic Party (USA), Dole, Bob, Dole, Elizabeth, Gore, Al, immigrants, Medicare, national economy, Perot, Ross, Powell, Colin, presidency, presidential elections, presidential performance, public opinion, Reform Party, Republican Party (USA), school prayer, taxes, welfare services

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Collection Notes:

(1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (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 PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.


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Original ICPSR Release:   1999-06-16

Version History:

  • 2010-01-08 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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