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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 for their opinions of President Bill Clinton and his handling of the presidency, foreign policy, and the economy, as well as their opinions of Bob Dole, Lamar Alexander, Pat Buchanan, Steve Forbes, Phil Gramm, and Ross Perot. Those queried were also asked to rate the economy and to provide their opinions on the Bosnia situation -- specifically, whether the United States should send ground troops to Bosnia in a variety of situations. Other topics covered Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, tax cuts, and the federal budget debate. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, political party, political orientation, education, age, sex, race, and family income.
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CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, December 1995. ICPSR06703-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-10-13. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06703.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06703.v3
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Alexander, Lamar, Buchanan, Pat, Clinton, Bill, Dole, Bob, federal budget, Forbes, Steve, foreign policy, Gramm, Phil, Medicaid, Medicare, military operations, national economy, Perot, Ross, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, tax cuts, welfare services
Geographic Coverage: United States
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: 1997-12-11
- 2010-10-13 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
- 2000-06-21 The variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents.
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