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CBS News/New York Times Hispanic Poll, July 2003 (ICPSR 3896)

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


This special topic poll, conducted July 13-27, 2003, 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. The focus of this data collection was to assess the opinions and responses of people identified as being of Hispanic origin or ancestry. Respondents were asked to assess the performance of United States President George W. Bush, his administration's foreign policy, his efforts toward creating employment opportunities in the United States, and his efforts toward increasing trade and providing assistance to Mexico and Latin America. Respondents were queried on political issues such as whether they preferred federal budget cuts or federal tax cuts, whether the United States should establish diplomatic and trade relations with Cuba, whether removing Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein from power was worth the effort, and whether they approved of affirmative action measures and programs that address past discrimination. Respondents were polled for their opinions on a variety of social issues, including how Hispanics are portrayed on television news and entertainment programs, the importance of preserving cultural traditions and values, moral and economic differences between generations, working and single mothers, labor unions, the Catholic Church, the importance of a political candidate's ability to speak Spanish in choosing whether to vote for that candidate, and the likelihood of experiencing discrimination. Background variables include age, country of ancestral origin, country of birth, education, employment status, ethnicity, first language spoken, household income, labor union membership status, language(s) spoken in the home, marital status, party affiliation, political ideology, religious orientation, residential status, sex, and voter registration status.

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 Hispanic Poll, July 2003. ICPSR03896-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03896.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03896.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, Affirmative Action, Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009), Bush, George W., Catholic Church, cultural identity, cultural traditions, cultural values, ethnic identity, family history, gender issues, gender roles, Hispanic or Latino Americans, Hispanic or Latino origins, international trade, media coverage, political issues, presidential performance, public opinion, race relations

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2003-07

Date of Collection:   

  • 2003-07-13--2003-07-27

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain weights that should be used for analysis.


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


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-03-25

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