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New York Times Monthly Poll, January 1988 (ICPSR 4498)

Principal Investigator(s): The New York Times


This poll, fielded January 30-31, 1988, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. The focus of this survey was on the presidential campaign, as well as media coverage and media attitude during the presidential debates. Respondents were asked to give their opinions about the reporters' questions for and attitudes toward the presidential candidates, whether the reporters were biased in their questions, and in how they treated each candidate. Other questions involved the respondents' political orientation, their voting interests, and their voting attitudes. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, education, religion, marital status, and family income.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


The New York Times. NEW YORK TIMES MONTHLY POLL, JANUARY 1988. ICPSR04498-v1. New York, NY: The New York Times [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-11-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04498.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04498.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Bush, George H.W., Democratic Party (USA), Dole, Bob, Gore, Al, Hart, Gary, Jackson, Jesse, Iran Contra affair, media coverage, news media, political interest, political parties, presidential campaigns, presidential candidates, presidential debates, presidential elections, presidential performance, public figures, public opinion, Republican Party (USA), television news, voter attitudes, voter interest, voter registration, voting

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1988-01

Date of Collection:   

  • 1988-01-30--1988-01-31

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over who have a telephone at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The data and documentation for this study were acquired from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. (2) There is some additional weight information in the original codebook for which ICPSR has no specific explanation.


Weight:    The data contain a weight variable that should be used for analysis.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2006-11-14



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