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CBS News Monthly Poll #2, September 1997 (ICPSR 2308)

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Summary:

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 provide their opinions of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore and to comment on the controversy surrounding 1996 Democratic fundraising activities, the role of Bill Clinton and Al Gore in those activities, and the possibility of Al Gore's nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate in 2000. A series of questions about the status of the women's movement was also posed. Topics covered male perceptions of women, discrimination against women in education, the business world, and government jobs, and the meaning of the label "feminist". Respondents were also asked for their opinions on the correct age to marry, spousal responsibilities, and lessons that should be taught to young women. Other questions focused on the current tobacco industry and government negotiations, teenage smoking, infidelity in marriage, and how adultery is defined. Questions about major league baseball covered the designated hitter rule, inter-league games, league realignment, and the future of the position of baseball commissioner. Background information on respondents includes age of children in household, smoking habits, political party, political orientation, education, religion, age, race, ethnicity, belief that the world will end in 2000, and family income.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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    (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.

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Citation

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #2, September 1997 . ICPSR02308-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-03-16. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02308.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   adolescents, adultery, baseball, Clinton, Bill, Democratic Party (USA), education, feminism, Gore, Al, government employees, marital relations, marriage, negotiation, presidency, presidential candidates, presidential performance, public opinion, sex discrimination, tobacco use, womens movement

Geographic Coverage:   United States

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.

Methodology

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.

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  • 2010-03-16 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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