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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, February 1994 (ICPSR 6593)

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


This poll is 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. Topics included President Bill Clinton's handling of issues such as foreign policy, the economy, crime, the Whitewater deal, unemployment, and gun control. Respondents were asked to rate the condition of the national economy and were queried as to whether they thought the unemployment rate was going up, down, or had stayed the same in the previous few months. Questions on the situation in the former Yugoslavia included whether the United States had a responsibility to do something about the fighting between the Serbs and the Bosnians. Focusing on health care reform, respondents were asked if they thought Congress would pass a health care plan before the end of the year, whether the health care reform plan Clinton proposed was fair to people like them, and, if the Clinton health care reform plan was adopted, whether they thought the quality of the health care they and their family received would improve. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, household composition, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, political party, political orientation, education, age, sex, race, religious preference, and family income.

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, February 1994. ICPSR06593-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06593.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06593.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Clinton, Bill, crime, foreign policy, health care, health care reform, national economy, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, unemployment rate, United States, Whitewater inquiry

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1994-02

Date of Collection:   

  • 1994-02-15--1994-02-17

Universe:    Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis.


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]).

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1996-05-14

Version History:

  • 2000-08-04 The codebook appendix file that clarifies codes for many of the standard demographic variables has been merged into the codebook. Also, the variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents. In addition, the codebook is now available as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.
  • 1998-01-14 ICPSR created an appendix to the codebook to clarify codes for many of the standard demographic variables.



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