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Principal Investigator(s): CBS News
This poll, fielded June 17-20, 2011, is 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 approved of the way Barack Obama was handling his job as president and whether things in the country were on the right track. Multiple questions addressed the 2012 Republican presidential candidates including respondents' overall opinions toward several of the candidates. Additional topics included gay marriage, NASA, sunscreen use, holidays, seasons, summer activities, cyber-attacks, Mormonism, psychiatric visits, drug use among athletes, television, fictional characters, the Statue of Liberty, Pippa Middleton, Osama bin Laden, health, as well as knowledge of and relationship to an individual killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, education level, household income, religious preference, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), whether respondents thought of themselves as born-again Christians, marital status, employment status, number of children, number of people in household between the ages of 18 and 29 years old, political party affiliation, political philosophy, and voter registration status.
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CBS News. CBS News National Poll, June #2, 2011. ICPSR33966-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-06-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33966.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33966.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: athletes, bin Laden, Osama, Cain, Herman, drug use, Gingrich, Newt, health behavior, holidays, NASA, Obama, Barack, Paul, Ron, presidential performance, public opinion, religion, Romney, Mitt, same-sex marriage, voter registration
Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Persons aged 18 years and older living in households with telephones in the United States.
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 contain 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
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Original ICPSR Release: 2012-06-11
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