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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, May 1990 (ICPSR 9499)

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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: foreign policy, the federal budget deficit, taxes, race relations, the government's role in helping Blacks, problems in the savings and loan industry, AIDS, and flag burning. Additionally, respondents were questioned regarding their awareness of changes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, relations with the Soviet Union and Lithuania, the world influence of the United States and the Soviet Union, nuclear war, arms control, the upcoming summit meeting between Bush and Gorbachev, and their opinions of Mikhail Gorbachev. Demographic information collected includes sex, age, race, education, family income, religion, ethnicity, political orientation, party preference, voting behavior, and knowledge of AIDS victims.

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, May 1990. ICPSR09499-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-01-19. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09499.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   AIDS, arms control, arms control negotiations, Bush, George H.W., federal budget deficit, foreign policy, foreign relations, Gorbachev, Mikhail, nuclear war, political issues, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, race relations, savings and loan crisis, social issues, taxes

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1990-05-22--1990-05-24

Date of Collection:  

  • 1990-05-22--1990-05-24

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

Data Types:   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' 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.


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Version History:

  • 2011-01-19 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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