CBS News Vermont State Poll, August 2001 (ICPSR 3345)

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03345.v3

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This special topic poll, conducted on August 22 and 23, 2001, was designed in large part to elicit respondents' reactions to Senator Jim Jeffords' switch of affiliation from the Republican to the Democratic party. Residents of the state of Vermont gave an approval rating of George W. Bush as president, of Congress, and of Jim Jeffords in particular. They were also asked whether it mattered which party controlled Congress, whether Jeffords could be trusted, and whether they approved of his switch of affiliation. They described the magnitude of the impact of this change, whether they believed it would be negative or positive, whether they were registered to vote, whether they had voted for Jeffords in 2000, and whether they would vote to re-elect Jeffords. In addition, they were asked whom they had voted for for president in 2000, their party affiliation, and their political leanings. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, marital status, education, and religion.

CBS News. CBS News Vermont State Poll, August 2001  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03345.v3

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2001-08-22 -- 2001-08-23
2001-08-22 -- 2001-08-23

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A variation of random-digit dialing 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. 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).

Adult population of the state of Vermont aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

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2002-03-07

2009-04-29

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 Vermont State Poll, August 2001 . ICPSR03345-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-29. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03345.v3

2009-04-29 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR updated the frequency file for this collection to include the original question text.

2009-04-22 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR created the full data product suite for this collection. Note that the ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has also been added.

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