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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, September 1996 (ICPSR 2307)

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. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, his integrity, and his handling of the presidency, foreign policy, and the economy. Their views were also sought regarding Vice President Al Gore, Bob Dole, Elizabeth Dole, Ross Perot, Jack Kemp, and Hillary Clinton, the Democratic and Republican parties, the 1996 presidential and congressional elections, the job market, the Whitewater investigations, the role of government in social policy, and the Democratic Convention. In addition, a series of questions comparing President Clinton and presidential candidate Bob Dole on a range of topics was asked. Topics covered ideology, political goals, moral values, ability to handle international crisis, tax plans, and campaign tactics. Respondents were also asked for their opinions on the resignation of Clinton campaign advisor Dick Morris, how the Clinton administration compared to past administrations, and the nation's economic future. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, education, ethnicity, religion, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, military service history, marital status, employment status, age of children in household, labor union membership, and patterns of viewing comedians on late-night television.

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 #1, September 1996 . ICPSR02307-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-06-04. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02307.v3

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02307.v3

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    campaign strategies, Clinton, Bill, Clinton, Hillary, congressional elections, Democratic National Convention, Democratic Party (USA), Dole, Bob, Dole, Elizabeth, foreign policy, goals, Gore, Al, international conflict, job opportunities, Kemp, Jack, morality, national economy, Perot, Ross, political ideologies, presidency, presidential elections, presidential performance, public opinion, Republican Party (USA), social issues, tax policy, values, Whitewater inquiry

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1996-09

Data Collection Notes:

(1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.


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:   1998-04-20

Version History:

  • 2010-06-04 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
  • 2000-06-21 The variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents.

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