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CBS News Monthly Poll #1, July 2002 (ICPSR 3699)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News


This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President George W. Bush and his handling of the presidency, the campaign against terrorism, and foreign policy, as well as their views on the United States economy and the situation between Israel and the Palestinians. They also expressed their opinions on federal regulation of business, their confidence in big business and business in general, whether big business had influence on the Bush administration, reports about corporate accounting scandals, and the honesty of American corporate executives and members of the Bush administration. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of the establishment of a Palestinian homeland in the West Bank and Gaza, and current and future relations between the United States and Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat. The poll elicited respondents' views on airport security changes since September 11, 2001, the El Al shooting at Los Angeles international airport, and the military action against Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein from power. Respondents answered questions regarding tax-funded school vouchers for tuition for private or religious schools, the stock market and their personal investments, insider trading, the war in Afghanistan, the ability of the United States government to protect against future terrorist attacks, and identifying the people who had sent anthrax through the U.S. mail. Background information includes respondents' political affiliation, marital status, religion, education, income, race, and gender.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

Access Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


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Study Description


CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #1, July 2002. ICPSR03699-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03699.v3

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03699.v3

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    airport security, Arafat, Yasir, Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009), Bush, George W., business, business leaders, counterterrorism, educational vouchers, foreign policy, Hussein, Saddam, insider trading, investments, Israeli Palestinian conflict, military intervention, national economy, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, stock markets, terrorism

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2002-07

Date of Collection:   

  • 2002-07-08--2002-07-09

Universe:    Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

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 been added to the collection.


Sample:    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]).

Data Source:

telephone interviews

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.

Restrictions: This data collection may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited.


Original ICPSR Release:   2003-07-03

Version History:

  • 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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