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CBS News Poll, January 2014 (ICPSR 36194)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News


This poll, fielded January 2014, 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 how well Barack Obama was handling the presidency, foreign policy, health care, and national security. Opinions were also collected on how Congress was handling its job, the condition of the national economy, the wage gap, unemployment, the federal minimum wage, and the 2010 health care law. Additional topics include the use of marijuana, the distribution of wealth, voter registration status, and the National Security Agency. Demographic information includes sex, age, ethnicity/race, marital status, household income, employment status, and political party affiliation.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News. CBS News Poll, January 2014. ICPSR36194-v1. [distributor], 2015-07-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36194.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36194.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Christie, Chris, economic crises, economic policy, ethnicity, federal budget deficit, federal income tax, foreign policy, health care reform, household income, marijuana, market economy, national economy, Obama Administration (2009- ), Obama, Barack, political parties, privacy, public opinion, social classes, tax rates, telephones, unemployment benefits, United States Congress, voting behavior, wages and salaries

Smallest Geographic Unit:    State

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2014-01

Date of Collection:   

  • 2014-01-17--2014-01-21

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 by telephone January 17-21, 2014 among 1,018 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by Social Science Research Solutions of Media, PA. 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 percent-age points. The error for subgroups may be higher. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish. This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The data contain a 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:   2015-07-30



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