CBS News Monthly Poll #1, September 2004 (ICPSR 4161)

Published: Sep 2, 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 and the candidates, including how strongly they supported a particular candidate and which issues they felt the candidates should address. Respondents were also asked for their opinions on the way George W. Bush was handling certain issues, such as the economy,the war in Iraq, and terrorism. The survey also asked questions about Pope John Paul II, his leadership, and the Catholic Church and its teachings. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, party identification, voting record in the 2000 and 2002 elections, marital status, sex, religious preference, education record, political ideology, length of time living at current residence, age, ethnicity, and income.

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #1, September 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-09-02.

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2004-09-06 -- 2004-09-08

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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