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CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Survey, January #2, 2013 (ICPSR 34992)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; 60 Minutes; Vanity Fair


This poll, the last of two fielded January of 2013, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked their opinions about global warming, immigration, women's role in joining combat units in the military, consumer behaviors, violence in video games, gun use, gun control, arming teachers at school, and whether they thought things in the country were going in the right direction. Opinions were solicited about genetically modified foods, respondents' level of concern regarding genetically modified foods, whether respondents would eat genetically modified food, and whether foods containing genetically modified ingredients should be labeled. Additional topics included information on the respondent's first valentine, TV viewing behaviors (e.g. Oscars, State of the Union address), 2013 Super Bowl, sports and the importance of winning, respondents' opinions on other people's choice to not have children, and the recovery in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. 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, voting behavior, whether respondents were registered to vote, religious affiliation, and whether respondents thought of themselves as born again Christians.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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CBS News, 60 Minutes, and Vanity Fair. CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair National Survey, January #2, 2013. ICPSR34992-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-03-20. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34992.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34992.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, consumer behavior, Democratic Party (USA), family size, global warming, gun control, gun ownership, gun use, immigration, personal security, political affiliation, politics, public opinion, Republican Party (USA), social issues, sports, Tea Party movement, television viewing, television violence, voting behavior

Smallest Geographic Unit:    congressional district

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2013-01

Date of Collection:   

  • 2013-01

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Persons aged 18 or older living in households with telephones and cell phones in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    This poll was conducted among 1,052 adults nationwide. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups may be higher. This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The data contain a weight (wght) variable that should be used in analyzing the data. 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.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview

Extent of Processing:   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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2014-03-20


Browse Matching Variables

Small arms per 100 Americans
According to the 2011 Small Arms survey, how many civilian guns are there for every 100 Americans: 23, 57, 89, or 117?
Gun law priority
How high a priority should stricter gun laws be for the country right now? 1. It should be the single most important issue, 2. It should be a fairly high priority, but there are other issues that are more important, 3. It shouldn't be a very high priority right now, or 4. Stricter gun laws are not needed at all.
Feel re stricter gun laws
Would having stricter gun laws and regulations nationwide make you feel more safe, less safe, or wouldn't it make a difference to you?
Safe at home
If you could have only one of the following in your home, which would make you feel the most safe: 1. A gun, 2. An alarm system, 3. A dog, 4. A safe room, or 5. A ninja?
Personal protection
Which of the following do you ever carry for protection when you're outside of your home: 1. Pepper spray , 2. Mace, 3. A knife, 4. A whistle, 5. Nunchucks, 6. A gun, or 7. None of these?


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