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Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times
This poll 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 whether or not they approved of President Bush's job performance and the way he was handling the federal budget deficit and social security. The survey contained questions about programs that help minorities get ahead, whether the justice system favors any particular groups, and whether the wealthy or those in organized labor have too much power. Respondents were also asked a variety of questions regarding wealth and social class, such as their perceived likelihood of wealth, the social class of their family, their current financial situation, what constitutes symbols of wealth and status, the importance of wealth, and how much pressure they feel to keep up with their peers in terms of possessions. Other questions queried the importance of education, hard work, community involvement, physical looks, faith, children's involvement in athletics, tutoring, as well as whether military personnel are socially reflective, and personal concerns about unemployment and retirement funds. Respondents were also asked to give their opinions on the size of their home, housing costs, debt, and job satisfaction. Background information on respondents includes union membership, military service, voter registration status, party identification, marital status, sex, religious preference, education record, age, ethnicity, income.
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CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, March 2005. ICPSR04321-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04321.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04321.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Affirmative Action, Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009), Bush, George W., class consciousness, class identity, criminal justice system, economic conditions, education, employment, housing costs, inheritance tax, job satisfaction, labor unions, lower class, middle class, military personnel, military service, national debt, national economy, neighborhoods, personal debt, political campaigns, political parties, presidency, presidential candidates, presidential elections, presidential performance, public approval, public opinion, religion, retirement income, social classes, social inequality, social mobility, Social Security, social status, tax rates, upper class, voting behavior, wealth
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having a telephone at home.
Data Types: survey data
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).
Weight: The data contain weight variables that should be used for analysis.
Mode of Data Collection: telephone interview
Original ICPSR Release: 2006-03-06
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