CBS News Monthly Poll, August 2004 (ICPSR 4155)

Published: Feb 18, 2005

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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


2004-08-15 -- 2004-08-18

The data contain weight variables that should be used for analysis.

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.

telephone interviews

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