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Principal Investigator(s): CBS News
This poll, fielded March 19-21, 2000, 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, Vice President Al Gore, Texas Governor George W. Bush, former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, Arizona Senator John McCain, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan. Respondents were queried on their attitudes about third-party candidates, voter participation, levels of political efficacy, and satisfaction with the political system. Views were also sought on campaign finance reform, gun control laws, and what role the presidential debates would play in the general election. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, education, religion, voter registration and participation history, political party, political orientation, Hispanic descent, marital status, gun ownership, computer access, stock market investments, age of children in household, and family income.
These data are freely available.
CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll, March 2000 . ICPSR02928-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-07-28. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02928.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02928.v3
Scope of Study
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, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR 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 on the ICPSR Web site on the Internet.
The ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has been added to the collection.
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.
Original ICPSR Release: 2001-01-25
- 2009-07-28 Minor edits were made to the frequency file cover.
- 2009-07-22 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR created the full data product suite for this collection. Note that the ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has also been added.
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Do you or does any member of your household own a gun, rifle, shotgun, or any other kind of firearm? [loc 2/48][##md1=0][##md2=0][##label= Gun Owner]
Would you favor or oppose a BAN on the sale of all handguns, except those that are issued to law enforcement officers? [loc 2/31][##md1=0][##md2=0][##label=National Hand Gun Ban]
In general, do you feel the laws covering the sale of hand guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now? [loc 2/29][##md1=0][##md2=0][##label=Strict Handgun Laws]
What one thing has happened that made your opinion more unfavorable? [loc 2/18][allow 2][##md1=0][##md2=0][##label= Unfav Gore Opinion Change]
What one thing has happened that made your opinion more favorable? [loc 2/21][allow 2][##md1=0][##md2=0][##label= Fav GWBush Opinion Change]
What one thing has happened that made your opinion more favorable? [loc 2/16][allow 2][##md1=0][##md2=0][##label= Fav Gore Opinion Change]
What one thing has happened that made your opinion more unfavorable? [loc 2/23][allow 2][##md1=0][##md2=0][##label= Unfav GWBush Opinion Change]
What do you think is the single most important problem for the government - that is, the President and Congress - to address in the coming year? [loc 1/32][allow 2][##label=Most important Problem][##md1=0][##md2=0]
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