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CBS News/New York Times New York City Poll, June 2002 (ICPSR 3697)

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


This special topic poll, conducted June 4-8, was undertaken to assess respondents' opinions of Michael Bloomberg and his performance as mayor of New York City, the recovery efforts following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, and the long-range view for New York City. Respondents were asked to comment on the following: Mayor Michael Bloomberg's performance and priorities compared to those of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the effectiveness of Cardinal Edward Michael Egan and Bishop Thomas Daily in light of sex abuse scandals in the Catholic Church, the health of the New York City economy, and everyday life in New York City including public schools and transportation. Additional questions addressed the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and how they impacted respondents' sleep cycles and levels of anxiety, as well as transportation security, law enforcement tactics, and the economy. Respondents gave their opinions on the likelihood of another terrorist attack, the effectiveness and likelihood of federal aid, and proposed plans for the World Trade Center site. Background variables include age, ethnicity, education, household income, sex, voter registration status, participation in religion, marital status, 2001 mayoral election participation, political orientation, the lack or presence of children, the type of school children in the household attend, and the number of phone lines in the home.

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 City Poll, June 2002. ICPSR03697-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03697.v3

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03697.v3

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Bloomberg, Michael, Catholic Church, Catholic priests, Giuliani, Rudolph, law enforcement, mayors, national economy, personal security, public opinion, public schools, September 11 attack, terrorist attacks, transportation

Geographic Coverage:    New York (state), New York City, United States

Time Period:   

  • 2002-06

Date of Collection:   

  • 2002-06-04--2002-06-08

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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' privacy.

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.


Sample:    A variation of random-digit dialing 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. 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).

Data Source:

telephone interviews

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.

Restrictions: This data collection may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited.


Original ICPSR Release:   2003-10-01

Version History:

  • 2009-04-29 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR updated the frequency file for this collection to include the original question text.
  • 2009-04-22 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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