CBS News/New York Times New York City Survey Monthly Poll #5, October 2010 (ICPSR 33184)

Published: Mar 19, 2012

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


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This poll, fielded October 26-28, 2010, is a part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked whether they approved of the way Michael Bloomberg was handling his job as mayor, whether they thought New York City was safer from crime than it was a year ago, and how they would rate the job the police in New York City were doing. Respondents were also asked whether they or anyone in their family had been the victim of a crime in New York City in the past year or any time since 2002, whether they reported this crime or not, and whether the police accepted the report or they were discouraged by the police from filing a report. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, marital status, education level, household income, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, and voter registration status.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times New York City Survey Monthly Poll #5, October 2010. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2012-03-19.

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2010-10-26 -- 2010-10-28

To preserve respondent confidentiality, codes for variables CNTY (FIPS County) and BORO (State Region) were replaced with 9s.

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

The variable STCD (State Code) contains 3 respondents that live outside of the state of New York, no further information was given about these respondents.

The DDL file formerly released as the "Data Collection Instrument" will no longer be released for this series.

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 New York City and surrounding areas.


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2012-03-19 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.

The data contain a weight variable 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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