CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, July 1996 (ICPSR 2302)

Published: Apr 30, 2010

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


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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, Bob Dole, Ross Perot, Richard Lamm, Hillary Clinton, and Elizabeth Dole. Those queried were also asked for their opinions regarding the 1996 presidential elections, the state of the national economy, Whitewater, tobacco use, and the White House requests for FBI files on Republican officials. In addition, respondents were asked to compare Bill Clinton's and Bob Dole's campaign platforms, political orientations, honesty and integrity, concern for the needs of the people, and potential handling of international crises. Other topics covered abortion, aging, New York City's image, late-night comedians, and the concerns of high school students. Background information on respondents includes ages of children in the household, political party affiliation, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, religion, marital status, education, age, labor union membership, cigarette use, 1992 and 1994 election choices, race, and family income.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, July 1996    . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-04-30.

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2010-04-30 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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