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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, January 1995 (ICPSR 6556)
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 to rate the condition of the national economy and to prioritize various issues on the national agenda, including school prayer, the federal budget, health care, congressional term limits, and welfare. Opinions were sought on Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Newt Gingrich, and Hillary Clinton, and respondents were asked to comment on additional topics such as federal taxes, assault weapons, and abortion, including opinions on the RU-4-86 pill and anti-abortion tactics. Those surveyed were asked to give their opinions on the O.J. Simpson murder trials and to express their preference for Democratic, Republican, or third-party presidential candidates. 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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CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, January 1995 . ICPSR06556-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-10-28. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06556.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06556.v3
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:
(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 a 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.
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: 1996-11-21
- 2010-10-28 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
- 2000-08-03 The variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents.
- 1998-01-14 ICPSR created an appendix to the codebook to clarify codes for many of the standard demographic variables.
- Citations exports are provided above.
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