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CBS News Blitz Poll, May #2, 2014 (ICPSR 36199)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News

Summary:

This poll, the last of two fielded in May 2014, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. This poll focused on Veterans Administration (VA) medical facilities. Respondents were asked about their overall opinions of VA, of VA medical facilities, and of how Barack Obama has handled problems at VA medical facilities. Further questions asked who should be held responsible for VA medical facilities problems, and whether Eric Shinseki should resign the Secretary of Veteran Affairs. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, marital status, education level, household income, veteran status, political party affiliation, numbers of cell phones owned, and state of residency.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Citation

CBS News. CBS News Blitz Poll, May #2, 2014. ICPSR36199-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-12-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36199.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36199.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    cellular phones, Democratic Party (USA), health care facilities, income, Obama, Barack, political affiliation, public administration, public opinion, Republican Party (USA), veterans

Smallest Geographic Unit:    State

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2014-05

Date of Collection:   

  • 2014-05-20--2014-05-21

Unit of Observation:    Individual

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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

Methodology

Sample:    This poll was conducted by telephone May 20-21, 2014 among 1,056 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by SSRS 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 percentage 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 are not weighted. However, the dataset contains 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.

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Original ICPSR Release:   2015-12-14

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