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CBS News/New York Times Poll, September #1 2013 (ICPSR 36059)

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


This poll, the first of two fielded in September 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 on the Obama administration, the economy, terrorism, the situation in Syria, foreign policy, and United States involvement in foreign affairs. 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. There are also a series of questions regarding cellular and land-line use.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Poll, September #1 2013. ICPSR36059-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-08-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36059.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36059.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    armed forces, cellular phones, chemical weapons, economics, foreign policy, income, Middle East, military air strikes, national security, Obama Administration (2009- ), Obama, Barack, political affiliation, public opinion, religion, Tea Party movement, telephones, terrorism, United Nations, United States Congress, voter registration, voting behavior

Smallest Geographic Unit:    state

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2013-09-06--2013-09-08

Date of Collection:   

  • 2013-09-06--2013-09-08

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

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information about CBS News Polls can be found at the CBS News Polls Web site.


Sample:    This poll was conducted among 1,011 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. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The data are not weighted, however, the weight variable (WEIGHT) should be used in analyzing the data. According to the CBS News Web site, the data were weighted to match the 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.

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   2015-08-18



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