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CBS News Monthly Poll #2, May 2006 (ICPSR 4617)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News


This poll, conducted May 16-17, 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 most important problem the country was facing, the national economy, the war in Iraq, as well as to rate the job performance of the United States Congress. Respondents were also asked about the way President George W. Bush was handling the economy, the war in Iraq, terrorism, and immigration. They were also asked whether they approved of his overall job performance. The survey also sought respondents' opinions on immigration, immigrants, and placing the national guard at the border of the United States and Mexico. Additional questions addressed government wiretapping, credit card and phone number privacy, and the 2003 CIA leak. 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. CBS News Monthly Poll #2, May 2006. ICPSR04617-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-27. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04617.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04617.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    amnesty, Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009), Bush, George W., CIA, immigrants, immigration, information use, Iraq War, Kerry, John, Nader, Ralph, national economy, national guard, presidential performance, privacy, public opinion, terrorism, United States Congress, wiretapping

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2006-05

Date of Collection:   

  • 2006-05-16--2006-05-17

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:   2008-02-27



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