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CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Poll, March #2, 2012 (ICPSR 34601)
Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; 60 Minutes; Vanity Fair
This poll, fielded March, 2012, and the last of two, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked for their opinions about the 2010 health care law and its provisions, the war in Afghanistan, as well as what issues are most important in deciding who should be elected president. Other topics include income taxes for 2011, Earth Day, and various pop culture questions. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, education level, household income, religious preference and participation, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), whether respondents thought of themselves as born-again Christians, marital status, household composition, political party affiliation, political philosophy, voter registration status, voting behavior, and the number of phones in their household.
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CBS News, 60 Minutes, and Vanity Fair. CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Poll, March #2, 2012 . ICPSR34601-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-04-16. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34601.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34601.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Afghanistan War, bin Laden, Osama, Democratic Party (USA), economic conditions, economic issues, foreign policy, health care, health care access, health care costs, health care reform, health insurance, national economy, national elections, Obama Administration (2009- ), Obama, Barack, party identification, political affiliation, political attitudes, presidency, presidential elections, public opinion, Republican Party (USA), Tea Party movement, voter preferences, voter registration, voting behavior
Smallest Geographic Unit: congressional district
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Persons aged 18 years and older living in households with telephones in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: A variation of random-digit dialing (RDD) 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. Phone numbers were dialed from RDD samples of both standard land-lines and cell phones. 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).
Time Method: Cross-sectional
Weight: The data contain a weight variable that should be used in analyzing the data. The data were weighted to match United States Census Bureau breakdowns on age, sex, race, education, and region of the country. The data were also adjusted for the fact that people who share a telephone with others have less chance to be contacted than people who live alone and have their own telephones, and that households with more than one telephone number have more chances to be called than households with only one telephone number.
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:
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2013-04-16
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