CBS News Monthly Poll #1, January 2007 (ICPSR 21360)

Published: Sep 15, 2008

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This poll, conducted January 1-3, 2007, 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 whether they approved of the way President George W. Bush was handling the presidency and issues such as the economy and foreign policy. Views were sought on the way things were going in the United States, the newly elected United States Congress, the condition of the national economy, and the Iraq war. Respondents gave their opinions of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and the potential 2008 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Other topics addressed the use of herbal supplements, concern over health care costs, the effect of the Iraq war on the respondent's community, and whether respondents were more likely to vote in a Democratic or Republican primary in the 2008 presidential election. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, education level, household income, marital status, religious preference, military service, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, voter registration status and participation history, and the presence of children and household members between the ages of 18 and 24.

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #1, January 2007. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-09-15.

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2007-01-01 -- 2007-01-03

Truncated value labels in Q3 and EDUC were corrected.

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

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

A subset of respondents in this poll were re-interviewed immediately after President George W. Bush's speech to the nation on January 10, 1997. Their responses can be found in the CBS NEWS MONTHLY POLL #2, JANUARY 2007 (ICPSR 21920).

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

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).

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


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