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Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times; 60 Minutes; Vanity Fair
This poll, fielded February 24-27, 2011 is a part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked for their opinions on labor unions, the power of labor unions, and whether they or someone in their household was a member of a labor union. Respondents were also asked about state budget deficits, tax increases, loss of government programs and services, public employee salaries and benefits, police officers and firefighter retirements, teacher retirements, and whether the country was making positive progress. Additional topics included family financial status, rags to riches chances, quality of opportunities for success, concealed weapons, the Tea Party movement, voter registration status and voting participation, the September 11th attack, public employee benefits, collective bargaining rights, back pain, and allergies. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, marital status, education level, household income, employment status, religious preference, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, and whether respondents thought of themselves as born-again Christians.
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CBS News, The New York Times, 60 Minutes, and Vanity Fair. CBS News/New York Times/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Survey, February #2, 2011. ICPSR33486-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-05-23. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33486.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33486.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: allergies, baseball, born-again Christians, collective bargaining, firefighters, genetics, governors, income taxes, investments, labor unions, lifestyles, Middle East, personal finances, police officers, public opinion, real estate, retirement, September 11 attack, state legislators, taxes, teachers, voter registration, voting behavior
Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Data Types: survey data
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 contains a weight variable 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: telephone interview
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.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2012-05-23
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