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CBS News Monthly Poll, June 2007 (ICPSR 23445)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News


This poll, fielded June 26-28, 2007, is a 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 whether they approved of the way George W. Bush was handling the presidency and other issues such as the situation with Iraq, whether they approved of the way the United States Congress was handling its job, and whether they approved of the way Dick Cheney was handling his job as vice president. Information was collected on whether the United States was respected around the world, whether respondents considered Russia an ally of the United States, whether George W. Bush's foreign policies had made world leaders more likely to cooperate with the United States, and whether respondents were more likely to vote in a Democratic or Republican presidential primary or caucus. Opinions were solicited on the presidential candidates, on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and on the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton. Respondents were asked how much attention they had been paying to the 2008 presidential campaign, whether the country needs a third political party, whether they were satisfied with the candidates running for the Democratic and Republican nomination for president, and which candidate they would vote for if the 2008 presidential election were being held that day. Respondents also were asked about political candidates and their religious beliefs, religious leaders influencing voters, whether it is important for candidates to have strong religious beliefs, and how important presidential candidates' spouses are. Additional topics included the war in Iraq, illegal immigration, respondents' image of New York City, the future of the next generation of Americans, and how respondents' own generation compared to their parents' generation. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, education level, household income, marital status, religious preference, frequency of religious attendance, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, voter registration status and participation history, and the presence of household members between the ages of 18 and 24.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll, June 2007. ICPSR23445-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-01-22. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR23445.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR23445.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, Bloomberg, Michael, Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009), Bush, George W., Cheney, Dick, Clinton, Bill, Clinton, Hillary, Democratic Party (USA), Edwards, John, foreign policy, Giuliani, Rudolph, Gore, Al, illegal immigrants, immigration, Iraq War, McCain, John, political campaigns, presidency, presidential elections, presidential performance, primaries, public opinion, religious attitudes, Republican Party (USA), Romney, Mitt, Thompson, Fred, United States Congress, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2007-06

Date of Collection:   

  • 2007-06-26--2007-06-28

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data available for download are not weighted. Users will need to weight the data prior to analysis.

The CASEID variable was reformatted in order to make it a unique identifier.

This data collection was produced by CBS News, New York, NY.


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).

Weight:    The data contain weight variables that should be used in analyzing the data. According the CBS News Web site, 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 phone with others have less chance to be contacted than people who live alone and have their own phones, and that households with more than one telephone number have more chances to be called than households with only one phone 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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2009-01-22



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