CBS News Monthly Poll, June 2010 (ICPSR 31575)

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This poll, fielded June 1-3, 2010, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked whether they favored increased drilling for oil and natural gas off the United States coast, how much they heard or read about the collapsed oil platform and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, whether the recent oil platform collapse and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was most likely an isolated incident, or mostly an indication of a broader problem with offshore drilling, and whether they approved or disapproved of the way the Obama Administration and BP were handling the oil spill. They were also asked whether they are planning to go to a wedding this June, whether they attended their high school prom, their favorite flavor of ice cream, whether there was any one particular teacher who made a difference in their life, and whether they did anything special to celebrate the Fourth of July. Information was gathered on respondent's first choice of restaurant for dining out, whom they believed was the most dangerous person in the world today, whether President Obama was born in the United States, what they thought of the generation of Americans that followed those who lived through World War II, and what respondents thought happens when people die. Respondents were also queried about which modern artist's work they would pick to own, what they thought about allegations of Lance Armstrong's use of performance enhancing drugs, which phrase could best replace "as American as apple pie", and what behavior they would indulge in if there were no side effects. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, education level, household income, military service, religious preference, marital status, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, voter registration status, and whether respondents thought of themselves as born again Christians.

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll, June 2010. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-09-07.

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2010-06-01 -- 2010-06-03

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

Truncated value label in variable EDUC were corrected.

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.

A variation of random-digit dialing (RDD) 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. Phone numbers were dialed from RDD samples of both standard land-lines and cell phones. 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 years and older living in households with telephones in the United States.

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll, June 2010. ICPSR31575-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-09-07.

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The data contain weight variables that should be used in analyzing the data. According to the CBS News Web site, the data were weighted to match United States Census Bureau breakdowns on age, sex, race, education, and region of the country. The data were also adjusted for the fact that people who share a telephone with others have less chance to be contacted than people who live alone and have their own telephones, and that households with more than one telephone number have more chances to be called than households with only one telephone number.


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