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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, January 2006 (ICPSR 4611)

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


This poll, conducted January 20-25, 2006, 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 on the current direction of the country, the most important problem the country was facing, the national economy, the war in Iraq, abortion, and affirmative action. Respondents were also asked about the way President George W. Bush was handling certain issues, such as the economy, the war in Iraq, and terrorism, and whether or not they approved of the overall job performance of President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and the United States Congress. The survey queried respondents about ethics and corruption in political parties and about their confidence in the government's ability to protect them from terrorism. The survey also contained questions about the United States Supreme Court, and the nomination of Samuel Alito. The next section of the survey addressed the Patriot Act, wiretapping by government agencies, airport security, and immigration. Additional questions solicited opinions on foreign and domestic automobiles and television viewing habits. Background information on respondents includes military service, voter registration status, party identification, marital status, sex, religious preference, education record, age, ethnicity, and income.

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 Monthly Poll #2, January 2006. ICPSR04611-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-01-25. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04611.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04611.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, Affirmative Action, airport security, Alito, Samuel, automobiles, Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009), Bush, George W., Cheney, Dick, civil rights, Democratic Party (USA), electronic surveillance, immigration, Iraq War, Kerry, John, Nader, Ralph, national economy, Patriot Act, presidential performance, public opinion, Republican Party (USA), Supreme Court nominations, television viewing, terrorism, United States Congress, United States Supreme Court

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2006-01

Date of Collection:   

  • 2006-01-20--2006-01-25

Universe:    Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having a telephone at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information about coding and weighting may be found in the codebook.

An incorrect value label for Q3 was corrected from "The President/Bill Clinton/Leadership" to "The President/Leadership" so that it would refer to the president in office at the time of the survey.

Truncated value labels in Q3 and EDUC were corrected.


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 weights that should be used for analysis.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2008-01-25



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