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CBS News/New York Times New York State Poll #2, February 2000 (ICPSR 2927)

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


This special topic poll, fielded February 24-27, 2000, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and a range of other political and social issues. The focus of this data collection was on the upcoming March 7, 2000, presidential primary in New York State. Residents of New York State were asked about the way Governor George Pataki was handling his job and the single most important issue for the federal government to address in the coming year. Those who were registered to vote were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, Texas Governor George W. Bush, former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, and Arizona Senator John McCain. Respondents were asked whether they were paying attention to the presidential campaign, the likelihood that they would vote in the upcoming presidential primary and for which party, which candidate they were leaning toward, and why. Registered Republicans were asked whether Governor Pataki's support of George W. Bush would affect their vote in the Republican primary and which Republican candidate was more likely to defeat the eventual Democratic presidential nominee. A series of questions queried respondents on whether participation in party primaries should be restricted to registered members of the party, what motives Democrats and Independents might have in voting in the New York State Republican primary, and on George W. Bush's recent speech at Bob Jones University. In addition, all respondents in the poll were asked about the recent outcome of the Amadou Diallo shooting case. Demographic information includes age, sex, race, education level, marital status, household income, religious preference, political party affiliation, political philosophy, and voter registration and participation history.

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 New York State Poll #2, February 2000. ICPSR02927-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-12-04. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02927.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02927.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, Bradley, Bill, Bush, George W., campaign contributions, Clinton, Bill, Democratic Party (USA), Gore, Al, McCain, John, national elections, Pataki, George, police use of deadly force, political attitudes, political campaigns, presidential candidates, primaries, public opinion, Republican Party (USA), voter attitudes, voter registration, voting behavior

Smallest Geographic Unit:    county

Geographic Coverage:    New York (state), United States

Time Period:   

  • 2000-02

Date of Collection:   

  • 2000-02-24--2000-02-27

Unit of Observation:    individual

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data available for download are not weighted and users will need to weight the data prior to analysis.

ICPSR created a unique sequential record identifier variable named CASEID.

Interviews were conducted in both English and Spanish, as indicated in the variable HISPANIC. Survey questions appear in both languages in the data collection instrument and codebook.

Most questions in this poll were asked of respondents who were registered to vote. Please refer to the data collection instrument for information on which questions were asked of respondents.

The original data file was reformatted into a data file with one record per case.

This data collection was produced by CBS News, New York, New York.


Sample:    Stratified random-digit dialing. 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).

Weight:    The data contain weight variables that should be used in analyzing the data.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2000-09-25

Version History:

  • 2008-12-04 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files and SAS and Stata supplemental files have been added to this data collection. The CASEID variable was created, question text has been added to the codebook, and the data collection instrument has been taken out of the codebook and made into its own file.



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