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New York Times Monthly Poll #2, November 2002 (ICPSR 3712)

Principal Investigator(s): The New York Times


This poll, conducted November 20-23, 2002, is part of a continuing series of monthly polls that solicit opinions on political and social issues. Respondents were asked whether they chose to vote in the 2002 United States House of Representatives election, and if so, whether they were prevented from voting. If the respondents voted, they were asked which political party candidate (Democratic or Republican) they chose. In addition, respondents were queried about their current voting status, their candidate choice in the 2000 United States presidential election, whether they agreed more with the philosophy of the Democratic or Republican Party, and whether they identified themselves with the conservative Christian political movement. Respondents were also asked to give their opinions on the rights of private clubs to exclude members based on sex, forcing private single-sex clubs to admit members of the opposite sex, and switching the Professional Golfers' Association National Championship from the Augusta National Golf course to another golf club that does not exclude members based on sex. Background variables include age, sex, political orientation, marital status, religious orientation, education, ethnicity, income, and the number of phone lines in the home.

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


The New York Times. New York Times Monthly Poll #2, November 2002 . ICPSR03712-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03712.v3

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03712.v3

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    clubs, Democratic Party (USA), discrimination, gender issues, memberships, national elections, public opinion, religious right, Republican Party (USA), sex discrimination, social issues

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2002-11

Date of Collection:   

  • 2002-11-20--2002-11-23

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) 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' privacy. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

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:   2003-10-30

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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