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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, March 1995 (ICPSR 6552)

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Summary:

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 posed covered topics such as interest rates, capital gains taxes, and the general economic and financial situation in the United States. Respondents were queried on whether they had recently bought a car, computer, VCR, compact disc player, or major appliances. They were also asked if they had made major renovations/repairs on their home or had gone on a vacation, and the costs of that vacation. Other questions covered the respondents' investment and retirement plans as well as employment status. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, household composition, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, political party, political orientation, education, age, sex, race, religious preference, and family income.

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Citation

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, March 1995 . ICPSR06552-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-01-22. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06552.v3

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Scope of Study

Time Period:  

  • 1995-03

Date of Collection:  

  • 1995-03-09--1995-03-11

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

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) ICPSR created a codebook appendix to clarify codes for some standard variables. (2) A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis. (3) The codebook is provided as Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Methodology

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]).

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.

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Version History:

  • 2010-01-22 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
  • 2000-05-19 The variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents. Also, the codebook is now available as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.
  • 1998-01-14 ICPSR created an appendix to the codebook to clarify codes for many of the standard demographic variables.

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