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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. Topics in this survey included the legalization of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin, the Haitian crisis, the Whitewater hearing, and the death penalty. Respondents were asked whether they favored the legalization of drugs, whether possession of small amounts of marijuana should be treated as a criminal offense, and how they thought legalization might affect drug use and the spread of AIDS in the United States. The use of United States military force to restore President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's rule in Haiti was also addressed. 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/The New York Times. CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES MONTHLY POLL #1, AUGUST 1994. 2nd ICPSR version. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06605.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06605.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:
(1) A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis. (2) 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 on the ICPSR Website.
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]).
Original ICPSR Release: 1996-05-14
- 2000-08-04 The codebook appendix file that clarifies codes for many of the standard demographic variables has been merged into the codebook. Also, the variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents. In addition, 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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