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New York Times Monthly Poll #2, June 1996 (ICPSR 2301)

Principal Investigator(s): 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 his handling of the economy, the presidency, the armed forces, and foreign policy, as well as their opinions of Senator Bob Dole, First Lady Hillary Clinton, and Congress. Attitudes were also solicited regarding the 1996 presidential and congressional elections, the media's treatment of Hillary Clinton, and the greatest achievement and disappointment of the Clinton administration. Questions specifically related to President Clinton queried respondents for their views on his honesty and integrity, economic policy, health insurance reform plans, welfare reform policy, and goals for reducing crime, improving the environment, and reducing the budget deficit, as well as whether he had kept his 1992 campaign promises. President Clinton's foreign policy record was addressed, including his handling of the situation in Bosnia, foreign relations with Russia and Israel, potential handling of international crises, and his ability to command international respect. Other topics covered the Whitewater investigations, 1993 White House FBI file requests, the role of the United States military in maintaining world order, and the role of Hillary Clinton in public policy decision-making processes. Respondents were also asked to identify who was responsible for health care reform, protection of the environment, the war on illegal drugs, crime reduction, welfare reform, minimum wage reform, and the reduction of the federal deficit. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, ethnicity, education, religion, family income, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, age of children in household, and labor union membership.

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Study Description


The New York Times. New York Times Monthly Poll #2, June 1996. ICPSR02301-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02301.v3

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02301.v3

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    armed forces, campaign issues, Clinton Administration (1993-2001), Clinton, Bill, Clinton, Hillary, congressional elections (US House), crime reduction, Dole, Bob, drug traffic, environment, FBI, federal budget deficit, foreign policy, health care reform, health insurance, international conflict, military intervention, national economy, political issues, presidency, presidential elections, presidential performance, public opinion, social issues, United States Congress, wages and salaries, welfare reform, Whitewater inquiry

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1996-06

Date of Collection:   

  • 1996-06

Data Collection Notes:

This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.


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 variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1998-04-06

Version History:

  • 2011-05-11 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
  • 2000-06-21 The variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents.



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