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CBS News/New York Times Post-Debate Reaction Poll, October 1992 (ICPSR 6092)

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


This survey posed a series of questions on the first presidential debate concerning whom the respondent viewed as the winner, how the debate affected the respondent's opinion of each candidate, for whom the respondent intended to vote, whether the candidates could be trusted to deal with the problems a president faces, the candidate best able to solve the country's economic problems, the effect of George Bush's attack on Bill Clinton's activities as a student at Oxford during the Vietnam War, and the likelihood of the respondent's watching the next presidential debate. Demographic variables include respondent's sex, number of adults in the household, and number of women in the household.

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 Post-Debate Reaction Poll, October 1992. ICPSR06092-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-04-25. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06092.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06092.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Bush, George H.W., Clinton, Bill, Perot, Ross, presidential candidates, presidential debates, public opinion

Smallest Geographic Unit:    state

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1992-10-12--1992-10-13

Date of Collection:   

  • 1992-10-12--1992-10-13

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    A random sample of respondents asked to participate in a post-debate reaction poll when previously interviewed in either (1) CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES MONTHLY POLL #1, OCTOBER 1992 (ICPSR 6091), or (2) CBS NEWS MONTHLY POLL #2, SEPTEMBER 1992 (ICPSR 6089).

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1993-12-18

Version History:

  • 2012-04-25 The data have been converted from ASCII card-image format to ASCII column-delimited format. SPSS, SAS, and Stata setup files, as well as SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file have been added. The codebook has been updated.

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