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CBS News Poll, March 2014 (ICPSR 36196)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News


This poll, fielded in March of 2014, 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 on various topics including government leaders, the Obama administration, United State Congress, the 2014 congressional election, the economy, the Affordable Care Act, Pope Francis, and the Tea Party movement. There are also a series of questions regarding cellular and land-line phone use, Russian troops entering Ukraine, and potential terrorist attacks in the United States. Demographic information includes age, race, ethnicity, marital status, education level, household income, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), 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. CBS News Poll, March 2014. ICPSR36196-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-11-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36196.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36196.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Affordable Care Act, cellular phones, congressional elections, economic growth, economic issues, economic policy, elections, government performance, health care, immigration, Kerry, John, national economy, Obama Administration (2009- ), Obama, Barack, Obama, Michelle, Pope Francis, public opinion, religion, Tea Party movement, telephones, terrorism, terrorist attacks, terrorist threat, United States Congress, voting behavior

Smallest Geographic Unit:    State

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2014-03-20--2014-03-23

Date of Collection:   

  • 2014-03-20--2014-03-23

Unit of Observation:    Individual

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information about CBS News Polls can be found by visiting the CBS News Poll Web site.


Sample:    This poll was conducted among 1,097 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 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:    computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

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:   2015-11-19



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