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CBS News/MTV Monthly Poll #3, May 2006 (ICPSR 4618)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; MTV


This poll, conducted May 30-June 7, 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 aged 13 to 24 were asked to give their opinions on the most important problem young people face, on the environment, on global warming, and on MTV's involvement in promoting environmental issues. Respondents were also asked about their cell phone and Internet usage, as well as their television viewing habits. Additional questions addressed homosexuality, racial diversity in the respondents' school, and race relations. Background information on respondents includes military service, voter registration status, party identification, sex, religious affiliation, education record, age, and ethnicity.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News, and MTV. CBS News/MTV Monthly Poll #3, May 2006. ICPSR04618-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-27. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04618.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04618.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    cellular phones, computer use, education, electronic mail systems, electronics, environment, global warming, homosexuality, Internet, public opinion, race, race relations, telecommunications, television viewing

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2006-05--2006-06

Date of Collection:   

  • 2006-05-30--2006-06-07

Universe:    Adult population of the United States aged 13 to 24 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.

Truncated value labels in Q1 (11, 13, 45, 48, 54) and Q77 were corrected.

BTCH has many unknown values that cannot be accounted for.


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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