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CBS News/New York Times Poll, September #2, 2013 (ICPSR 36060)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times


This poll, the last of two fielded in September 2013, 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 their opinions on the Obama administration, Congressional job performance, the economy, the situation in Syria, foreign policy, and health insurance law. Opinions were also gathered on the federal budget deficit, the financial collapse of 2008, the possibility of a government shutdown, and about whether or not they were registered to vote as well as their Tea Party affiliation. There are also a series of questions regarding cellular and land-line telephone use. Demographic information includes age, race, sex, ethnicity, type of residential area (e.g. urban or rural), religion, marital status, education level, household income, voter registration status, political party affiliation, and political philosophy.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Poll, September #2, 2013. ICPSR36060-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-07-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36060.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36060.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    cellular phones, chemical weapons, economic crises, economic policy, federal budget deficit, foreign policy, government, government performance, government shutdowns, government spending, health insurance, Obama Administration (2009- ), Obama, Barack, presidential performance, public opinion, Tea Party movement, telephones, United States Congress, voting behavior

Smallest Geographic Unit:    State

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2013-09-19--2013-09-23

Date of Collection:   

  • 2013-09-19--2013-09-23

Unit of Observation:    Individual

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information about CBS News Polls can be found at CBS News Polls Web site.


Sample:    This poll was conducted among 1,014 adults nationwide. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-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. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The data are not weighted, however, the data contain one weight variable (WEIGHT) that should be used in analyzing the data. According to the CBS News Web site, the data were weighted to match the 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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2015-07-23



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