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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, July 1994 (ICPSR 6603)

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. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton and to comment on whether they approved of Bill Clinton's handling of foreign policy, the economy, health care reform, the budget deficit, and crime. The question of health care reform was examined in detail, as was the importance of universal health care coverage and who has the responsibility to provide insurance. Specific questions included whether the Republican or Democratic party was more likely to improve health care, whether taxes should be raised to provide funding for health care, and whether abortion should be part of the health care plan. Respondents were also asked to give their opinions of Oliver North, William Bennett, Pat Buchanan, Jerry Falwell, Rush Limbaugh, and Pat Robertson. Other topics covered Bill and Hillary Clinton's roles in the Whitewater real estate deal, the religious right and their political activity, the Republican party, homosexuality, television and radio talk shows, and Clinton's handling of the crises in Haiti and North Korea. 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/The New York Times. CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES MONTHLY POLL #1, JULY 1994. 2nd ICPSR version. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06603.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06603.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, Buchanan, Pat, Clinton, Bill, Clinton, Hillary, crime, Democratic Party (USA), Falwell, Jerry, federal budget deficit, foreign policy, health care reform, health insurance, homosexuality, national economy, North, Oliver, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, radio communications, religious right, Republican Party (USA), Robertson, Pat, tax increases, television, Whitewater inquiry

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1994-07

Date of Collection:   

  • 1994-07-14--1994-07-17

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Website.


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:

  • 2000-08-01 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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