CBS News Monthly Poll, August 2004 (ICPSR 4155)

Published: Feb 18, 2005 View help for published

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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 the 2004 presidential campaign, including whom they likely would vote for and their level of support for that candidate. Questions were also posed regarding candidates' handling of or ability to handle current issues, such as foreign policy, the economy, and the situation in Iraq. Opinions of other national figures -- e.g., Rudolph Giuliani, John McCain, and Arnold Schwarzenegger -- were solicited as well. Additional survey questions queried respondents' perceptions of the state of the economy, the war on terrorism, stem cell research, and government-issued warnings of potential terrorist attacks. Background information includes voter registration status, political party leanings, sex, religious preference, education, age, ethnicity, and income.

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll, August 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-02-18.

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abortion   bin Laden, Osama   born-again Christians   Buchanan, Pat   Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009)   Bush, George W.   campaign issues   Cheney, Dick   Clinton Administration (1993-2001)   Clinton, Bill   crime   defense (military)   Democratic Party (USA)   education   Edwards, John   employment   environment   foreign aid   foreign policy   gasoline prices   Giuliani, Rudolph   Gore, Al   health care   health care costs   homosexual relationships   illegal immigrants   international crises   Iraq War   Kerry, John   leadership   McCain, John   Nader, Ralph   national economy   older adults   poverty   prescription drugs   presidential campaigns   presidential elections   presidential performance   public approval   public opinion   Republican Party (USA)   Schwarzenegger, Arnold   Social Security   stem cell research   taxes   terrorism   unemployment   voter registration   voter turnout   voting behavior   welfare services
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2004-08-15 -- 2004-08-18

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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).

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

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll, August 2004. ICPSR04155-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005.


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