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CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Poll, May #1, 2013 (ICPSR 35000)

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This poll, fielded May 2013, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked how Barack Obama was handling the presidency, and if they felt the country was going in the right direction. Multiple questions were asked about what is considered to be a successful man, including how much influence a mother has to make her son the perfect man, what is the most important quality for a man to have, what makes a man flawed, and at what age a man is considered to be successful. Further questions examined recreational activities, such as attendance to baseball games and live theater performances. Female respondents were asked multiple questions, including how smart the perfect man should be compared to themselves, what TV character they would marry, whether they wear make-up, how often they buy make-up, and how often they leave home without wearing any make-up. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, marital status, employment status, education level, household income, household composition, 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.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News, 60 Minutes, and Vanity Fair. CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Poll, May #1, 2013. ICPSR35000-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-04-29. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35000.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   arts participation, attitudes, celebrities, interpersonal relations, leisure, men, Obama, Barack, opinion polls, physical appearance, presidency, presidential performance, products, public opinion, recreation, success, theater, women

Smallest Geographic Unit:   congressional district

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2013-05

Date of Collection:  

  • 2013-05

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:   This poll was conducted among 1,186 adults nationwide. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard lane-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups may be higher. This poll release conforms to the Standard of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.

Time Method:   Cross-sectional

Weight:   The data contain a weight variable (wght) 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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