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Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times
This poll, the first of two fielded November 2012, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked a variety of questions on topics such as preferences pertaining to the 2012 general election, presidential performance, potential candidate performance concerning current events and issues both domestic and foreign, national security, unemployment, and the economy. Those chosen were also queried with respect to their individual voting preferences, self-reported partisanship, likelihood of voting in the upcoming 2012 election, and voting history with respect to the 2008 general election. 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), number of children in household, political party affiliation, political philosophy, and whether respondents thought of themselves as born-again Christians.
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CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Callback Survey, November #1, 2012. ICPSR34685-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 2014-05-08. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34685.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34685.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Biden, Joe, Democratic Party (USA), economic conditions, foreign policy, Middle East, national economy, national security, nuclear weapons, Obama, Barack, presidential elections, presidential performance, public opinion, Republican Party (USA), Romney, Mitt, Ryan, Paul, unemployment, voter registration, voting behavior
Smallest Geographic Unit: congressional district
Geographic Coverage: United States
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Persons aged 18 years or 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 weight variables (WGHT, WGT2, WGT3) that should be used in analyzing the data. 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:
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2013-07-08
- 2014-05-08 Undesignating missing values. All applicable documentation will be updated.
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