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Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times
This poll 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. Respondents were asked their opinions on the way things were going in the United States, national budget priorities, national health insurance issues, involvement in Somalia and Bosnia, permitting homosexuals in the military, and whether Hillary Clinton should be allowed to sit in on Cabinet meetings. Respondents were also queried about George Bush's presidency and their opinions of Barbara Bush, Al Gore, Ross Perot, and Dan Quayle. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, religious preference, educational attainment, marital status, family income, political orientation, employment status, history of military service, health insurance coverage, employment status, voter registration status, and vote choice in the 1992 presidential election.
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CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, January 1993 . ICPSR06197-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-09-28. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06197.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06197.v2
Scope of Study
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having telephones at home.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis.
Sample: A variation of random-digit dialing using primary sampling units (PSUs) was employed, consisting of blocks of 100 telephone numbers identical through the eighth digit and stratified by geographic region, area code, and size of place. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH [Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963]).
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.
Original ICPSR Release: 1994-03-10
- 2010-09-28 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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