CBS News Monthly Poll #2, July 1996 (ICPSR 2303)

Published: Mar 10, 2011

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This poll, conducted July 21, 1996, 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 presidency. Those queried were also asked for their views on the crash of TWA Flight #800, the National Transportation Safety Board, commercial airline travel safety, and government regulation of airline travel. Comparative questions were asked about the safety of air travel versus other modes of transportation, and the safety of airports in the United States compared to airports in other countries. Other topics addressed how much control a president could have over terrorism as well as respondents' level of confidence that the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta would be safe from terrorism. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, political party affiliation, political party lean, education level, and family income, and age of children in household.

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #2, July 1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-03-10.

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To preserve respondent confidentiality, codes in variables AREACODE, EXCHANGE, and LASTFOUR have been replaced with blank codes.

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

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

Households were selected by random-digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was home at the time of the interview.

Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having a telephone at home.


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2010-03-30 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

1998-04-06 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.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

2011-03-10 Respondent names were removed from the data file. Question text was added to the codebook.

The data contain a weight variable, WEIGHT, that should be used in analyzing the data.


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