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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, November 1989 (ICPSR 9495)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times


This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Bush presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include opinions of Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa, and Dan Quayle, United States relations with the Soviet Union and leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the status of the cold war, whether the United States was superior to the Soviet Union in military strength, the intent behind the upcoming summit meeting between Bush and Gorbachev, the possibility of nuclear war, proposed reductions in military spending, troop levels in Western Europe, and German reunification. Additionally, respondents were questioned regarding the drug problem, abortion, aid to Eastern Europe, American investment in Eastern Europe, trade relations with Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union's attitude toward changes in Eastern Europe, the probability of future Soviet control of Eastern Europe, and the future of communism in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Demographic information collected includes sex, age, race, education, family income, religion, ethnicity, political orientation, party preference, voting behavior, and Soviet/ Eastern European ancestry and travel.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, November 1989. ICPSR09495-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-01-06. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09495.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09495.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, Bush, George H.W., drugs, foreign aid, German re-unification, Gorbachev, Mikhail, military spending, military strength, presidency, presidential performance, political issues, public opinion, Quayle, Dan, trade relations

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1989-11-26--1989-11-28

Date of Collection:   

  • 1989-11-26--1989-11-28

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' and the names of respondents have been blanked for reasons of confidentiality.


Sample:    Stratified random digit dialing.

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.


Original ICPSR Release:   1991-05-03

Version History:

  • 2011-01-06 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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