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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll and Call-Back, June 1993 (ICPSR 6205)

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. Questions assessed Bill Clinton's presidency with regard to his handling of foreign policy, the economy, the balance between tax increases and spending cuts in his economic plan, the fairness and potential impact of the plan, Clinton's ability to learn from problems encountered in the first four months of his presidency, and his ability to keep "in touch" with what average people think. The poll also gauged opinion regarding Clinton's political orientation, his status as a "different" kind of Democrat, his vision for the country, and expectations regarding his performance in office. Further items dealt with the media's treatment of Clinton, reducing the deficit through tax increases, health care reform, Ross Perot, Congress, abortion as part of a basic health care plan, AIDS and the HIV virus, interactive television, and video telephones. A call-back survey was conducted subsequent to the withdrawal of the nomination of Lani Guinier to head the civil rights division of the Justice Department. Those recontacted were again asked to assess Clinton's handling of the presidency, his status as a "different" kind of Democrat, his political orientation, the media's treatment of Clinton, and his ability to learn from problems encountered in the first four months of his presidency, as well as their opinion of Clinton's decision to withdraw the nomination of Guinier. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, parental status, household composition, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, political party, political orientation, candidate preference for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination, education, age, race, Hispanic origin, family income, sex, and personal knowledge of anyone who had AIDS, who died from AIDS, or who tested positive for the HIV virus.

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 Monthly Poll and Call-Back, June 1993. ICPSR06205-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-08-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06205.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06205.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, AIDS, civil rights, Clinton, Bill, Democratic Party (USA), expenditures, foreign policy, health care reform, HIV, media coverage, national economy, Perot, Ross, political ideologies, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, tax increases, telephones, television, United States Congress, media influence

Geographic Coverage:    United States

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

Data Type(s):    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]). For the call-back survey, 565 respondents from the original sample were randomly selected for recontact.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

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

Version History:

  • 2010-08-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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