Principal Investigator(s): CBS News
This special topic poll, fielded November 15-21, 1999, queried members of the high school graduating class of 2000 on various topics. Respondents were asked a series of questions about their post-high school plans, including college attendance, job opportunities, and their anticipated quality of life compared to that of their parents. A series of questions addressed the fears and responsibilities facing respondents, including whether they felt more like an adult than a child, whether they enjoyed their current age, whether they felt they had more responsibilities than their peers, the amount of time they spent on family responsibilities such as running errands, cleaning the house, and cooking for him/herself and/or the family, and knowledge of the family's finances. Respondents were asked to describe their experience with and efforts to cope with serious tragedies such as divorce, the death of a loved one, natural disaster, the loss of personal possessions, personal or family drug or alcohol problems, serious injury from a car accident or shooting, suicide, HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, and abortion. Additional topics covered the respondent's relationship with his/her parents, access to and knowledge of computer technology, Internet navigation, email, pagers, electronic organizers, and cellular telephones, and teenage sexual activity. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, religion, counseling/therapy history, parents' education, alcohol/marijuana use, sexual history, possession of a driver's license and/or car, employment status, number of siblings, parents' employment and marital status, and public/private school attendance.
CBS News. CBS NEWS CLASS OF 2000 POLL, NOVEMBER 1999. ICPSR version. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1999. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02871.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02871.v1
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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.
Original ICPSR Release: 2000-03-15
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