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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. This survey posed a series of questions on Bill Clinton's performance as president and his handling of foreign policy and the economy. Those surveyed were also asked to give their overall opinion of the Republicans in Congress and to rate their performance. Opinions were sought on Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich, and the Republican and Democratic parties in general. Issues concerning affirmative action and the welfare system were addressed in detail, and respondents were also asked to comment on crime, health care, abortion, a balanced budget, and the capital gains tax. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, household composition, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, political party, political orientation, education, age, sex, race, religious preference, and family income.
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CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, April 1995 . ICPSR06550-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-10-22. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06550.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06550.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: abortion, Affirmative Action, balanced budget, capital gains, Clinton, Bill, Clinton, Hillary, crime, Democratic Party (USA), Dole, Bob, foreign policy, Gingrich, Newt, health care, national economy, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, Republican Party (USA), United States Congress, welfare services
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having telephones at home.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) ICPSR created a codebook appendix to clarify codes for some standard variables. (2) 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]).
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: 1996-11-21
- 2010-10-22 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
- 1998-01-14 ICPSR created an appendix to the codebook to clarify codes for many of the standard demographic variables.
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