New York Times New York City Poll, August 2004 (ICPSR 4156)

Published: Feb 18, 2005

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The New York Times


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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 New York City, with specific respect to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's handling of New York City-specific events and issues (e.g., the city's recovery efforts following the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and getting help from the national government for New York City). Opinions on other national figures -- e.g., George W. Bush, Rudolph Giuliani, John McCain, and Arnold Schwarzenegger -- were solicited as well. Additional survey questions queried respondents' feelings about New York City (e.g., quality of life, the economy, others' image of the city, and security), the Republican National Convention to be held in the city, and post-9/11 changes they had experienced (e.g., losing sleep, losing a job, or losing a close friend or relative). Background information includes voter registration status, political party affiliation, New York City borough of residence, sex, education, age, marital status, ethnicity, and income.

The New York Times. New York Times New York City Poll, August 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-02-18.

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2004-08-20 -- 2004-08-25

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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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