Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; 60 Minutes; Vanity Fair
This poll, last of three fielded March 2013, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked multiple questions about health care, including whether they had a favorable opinion on the Affordable Care Act, and whether they were satisfied with their quality of health care. Further questions collected opinions on global warming, including whether it emerged from human activity or natural causes, and the serious impact of global warming on the environment. Opinions were also collected on income taxes, genocide, and the seriousness of cyber-attacks. Respondents were also asked if they were following the news about the political movements in the Arab world, and whether they believed Egypt would become a stable democracy. Additional topics included 2012 presidential voting behavior, ethical behavior, music, traveling and hotel behavior, and various hypothetical vacation scenarios. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, marital status, education level, household income, religious preference, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, and whether respondents thought of themselves as born-again Christians.
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CBS News, 60 Minutes, and Vanity Fair. CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Survey, March #3, 2013. ICPSR34998-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 2014-04-09. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34998.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34998.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: climate change, computer related crimes, Democratic Party (USA), educational background, ethics, genocide, global warming, health care, health insurance, income, income tax, music, Obama, Barack, political ideologies, political philosophy, political protests, public opinion, religious affiliation, religious attitudes, Republican Party (USA), Romney, Mitt, Tea Party movement, travel, vacations, voting behavior
Smallest Geographic Unit: congressional district
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Persons aged 18 years or older living in households with telephones in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: This poll was conducted among 977 adults nationwide. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups may be higher. This poll release conforms to the Standard Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.
Weight: The data contain a weight variable (WGHT) that should be used in analyzing the data. The data were weighted to match United States Census Bureau breakdowns on age, sex, race, education, and region of the country. The data were also adjusted for the fact that people who share a telephone with others have less chance to be contacted than people who live alone and have their own telephones, and that households with more than one telephone number have more chances to be called than households with only one telephone number.
Mode of Data Collection: telephone interview
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 online analysis version with question text.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 2014-04-09
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