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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, March 1993 (ICPSR 6201)

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. Questions assessed Bill Clinton's presidency with regard to his handling of foreign policy and the economy, and his ability to deal with a difficult international crisis. Those surveyed were asked to choose between reforming health care or reducing the federal budget deficit as the most important problem facing the country. Subsequent questions dealt primarily with the fairness and potential benefit of Clinton's economic plan, reducing the federal budget deficit by increasing taxes, and health care reform. Other topics included United States aid to Russia and support for Boris Yeltsin, military base closures in the United States, an energy tax to reduce the deficit, protecting the environment at the expense of losing jobs, abortion, Ross Perot, a seven-day waiting period for handgun purchases, banning the sale of handguns, the National Rifle Assocation, race relations in the United States, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Background information on respondents includes household composition, gun ownership, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, voter registration status, political party, political orientation, religious preference, education, age, and sex.

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, March 1993 . ICPSR06201-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-08-02. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06201.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06201.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, Clinton, Bill, economic conditions, economic policy, federal budget deficit, foreign policy, gun regulation, health care reform, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, social issues

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1993-03-28--1993-03-31

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-03-28--1993-03-31

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis.


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.


Original ICPSR Release:   1994-03-10

Version History:

  • 2010-08-02 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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