Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times
In this survey respondents were asked their opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates, how likely they were to vote in the 1988 presidential election, how they would vote, their choice if they were only voting for president or for vice-president, whether they thought candidates understood the problems that confront a president, and which party would better protect the environment, insure a strong economy, keep the country out of war, and provide all Americans with a chance for a good life. They were asked which candidate did better in the vice-presidential debate, how much they would worry if Quayle had to succeed Bush as president, and how they would vote in the election for United States House of Representatives in their district. Additional information elicited includes respondents" opinions about government size, the federal budget deficit, government child care, abortion, employer-provided health insurance, federal defense spending, arms control, the death penalty, gun control, and whether the government should negotiate with terrorists. Other questions covered respondents" previous voting behavior, the presidential campaign, President Reagan"s performance, and John F. Kennedy"s assassination.
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CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Poll, October 8-10, 1988. ICPSR09149-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-05-23. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09149.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09149.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Bush, George H.W., political issues, political parties, presidency, presidential candidates, presidential elections, presidential performance, public opinion, Quayle, Dan, Reagan, Ronald, vice-presidential candidates, voter preferences, voting behavior
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks and alphabetics, and telephone exchanges have been recoded to "999" for reasons of confidentiality.
Sample: Stratified random digit dialing.
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Original ICPSR Release: 1989-09-26
- 2011-05-23 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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