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Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times
This poll, fielded May 10-13, 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, the United States Congress, Vice President Al Gore, Texas Governor George W. Bush, former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, Arizona Senator John McCain, and conservative commentator Pat Buchanan. Respondents were also asked for their opinions on the effectiveness of the Clinton Administration and the United States Congress, as well as the effectiveness of government in general and the election process in particular. Those queried were asked whether there were any differences between the two major candidates for president, if the candidates were typical representatives of their respective parties, and how relevant character issues were in the campaign. Views were also sought about the role of the Religious Right, the best way to manage Social Security/Medicare, defense spending, and the status of the public school system. 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, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, May 2000 . ICPSR02985-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-07-28. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02985.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02985.v3
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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.
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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 favor or oppose requiring gun manufacturers to put child safety locks on handguns that are sold in the United States? [loc 2/50][##md1=0][##md2=0][##label= Childproof Locks on Guns]
Regardless of which candidate you prefer for President, who do you agree with more on the issue of gun control -- Al Gore or George W. Bush? [loc 2/30][##md1=0][##md2=0][##label=Candidate Agree w/Gun Control]
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 2/51][##md1=0][##md2=0][##label= Laws on Handguns]
Regardless of your opinion of the Clinton Administration, what do you think is the administration's biggest failure? [loc 1/54][allow 2][##md1=0][##md2=0][##label= Clinton Administration Failure]
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