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CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Survey, November #2, 2012 (ICPSR 34689)

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Summary:

This poll, fielded November, 2012, and the second of two, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked their opinions about topics such as their retrospective thoughts on the country's governance, the legality of marijuana and its proper use, holiday shopping, voting behavior and voter registration, (including that during the 2012 presidential election), and personal relationships. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, marital status, education level, political party affiliation, political philosophy, religious preference, employment status, household income, type of residential area (e.g. urban or rural), and whether respondents thought of themselves as born again Christians.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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CBS News, 60 Minutes, and Vanity Fair. CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Survey, November #2, 2012. ICPSR34689-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-07-12. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34689.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   age, consumer behavior, Democratic Party (USA), family size, global warming, holidays, household composition, income, income distribution, marijuana, marriage, opinion polls, political affiliation, politics, presidents, public opinion, religion, religious affiliation, Republican Party (USA), same-sex marriage, sexual preference, voter attitudes

Smallest Geographic Unit:   congressional district

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2012-11

Date of Collection:  

  • 2012-11

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Persons aged 18 years or older living in households with telephones in the Unites States.

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

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. 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.

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