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Principal Investigator(s): CBS News
This poll, fielded May 4-5, 2010, is a part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked whether they felt things in the country were going in the right direction and whether they approved of the way Hillary Clinton was handling her job as secretary of state. Respondents were also asked whether they thought being a mother at the time of the poll was harder compared to when they were children, and how often they expected to barbeque that summer. Several questions were asked regarding birth control pills including whether respondents felt birth control pills had been one of the country's most significant medical developments, how much impact the development of the birth control pill has had on American society overall, in women's lives, and on American attitudes toward sex, and whether the development of the birth control pill had been a change for the better for American family life. Opinions were also sought on whether birth control pills made it easier for women to have jobs and careers outside the home, whether respondents believed most men would be willing to use birth control pills, whether birth control pills could be used safely, whether birth control was effective, and whether they thought birth control pills' safety was better than other methods of birth control for women's health. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, education level, household income, military service, religious preference, reported social class, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, voter registration status, and whether respondents thought of themselves as born again Christians.
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CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #1, May 2010. ICPSR31571-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-08-10. doi:10.3886/ICPSR31571.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR31571.v1
Scope of Study
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Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Persons aged 18 years and older living in households with telephones in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The CASEID variable was reformatted in order to make it a unique identifier.
Truncated value label in variable EDUC were corrected.
This data collection was produced by CBS News, New York, NY.
The data available for download are not weighted and users will need to weight the data prior to analysis.
Sample: A variation of random-digit dialing (RDD) 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. Phone numbers were dialed from RDD samples of both standard land-lines and cell phones. 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).
Weight: The data contain weight variables that should be used in analyzing the data. According to the CBS News Web site, the data were weighted to match United States Census Bureau breakdowns on age, sex, race, education, and region of the country. The data were also adjusted for the fact that people who share a telephone with others have less chance to be contacted than people who live alone and have their own telephones, and that households with more than one telephone number have more chances to be called than households with only one telephone number.
Mode of Data Collection: computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)
- Performed consistency checks.
- Created variable labels and/or value labels.
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2011-08-10
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