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CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Poll, April #1, 2013 (ICPSR 34997)
Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; 60 Minutes; Vanity Fair
This poll, the first of two fielded in April of 2013, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked their opinions on legalization of marijuana, gun control, patriotism, voting behavior, relation to someone with cancer, parenting, consumer behavior, and least important right granted by the Constitution. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, marital status, education level, household income, type of residential area (e.g. urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, voting behavior, whether respondents were registered to vote, religious affiliation, and whether respondents thought of themselves as born again Christians.
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CBS News, 60 Minutes, and Vanity Fair. CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Poll, April #1, 2013. ICPSR34997-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 2014-04-02. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34997.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34997.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, cancer, citizenship, consumer behavior, drinking age, gun control, gun ownership, immigration, marijuana, parents, party identification, political affiliation, public opinion, religious affiliation, voting behavior
Smallest Geographic Unit: congressional district
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Persons aged 18 or older living in households with telephone and cell phones in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: This poll was conducted among 1,072 adults nationwide. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups may be higher. This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.
Time Method: Cross-sectional
Weight: The data contain a weight variable (WGHT) 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:
- Created online analysis version with question text.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2014-04-02
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In general, do you think gun control laws should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?
In general, do you think the laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?
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