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CBS News Monthly Poll #2, September 2004 (ICPSR 4164)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News


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 for whom they would likely vote -- George W. Bush, John Kerry, or Ralph Nader -- and their level of support for that candidate. Questions were also posed regarding candidates' handling of or ability to handle current issues, such as the campaign against terrorism, the economy, and the situation in Iraq. Additional survey questions, for example, queried respondents' perceptions of the future of Social Security benefits, responses to government issued terrorist attack warnings, opinions of the pharmaceutical industry, and likelihood of voting for a presidential candidate with a beard. Background information includes voter registration status, sex, labor union affiliation, military service, religion, education, political party leanings, age, ethnicity, marital status, urbanicity, frequency of religious participation, length of time lived at current address, political ideology, whether the respondent voted in the 2000 or 2002 elections, and income.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #2, September 2004. ICPSR04164-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-05-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04164.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04164.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009), Bush, George W., campaign issues, Cheney, Dick, drug costs, drug industry, Edwards, John, Iraq War, job change, Kerry, John, Medicare, Nader, Ralph, national economy, national security, political advertising, prescription drugs, presidency, presidential campaigns, presidential debates, presidential performance, public opinion, Social Security, taxes, terrorism, terrorist threat, voter attitudes, voter registration, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2004-09

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-09-20--2004-09-22

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

Data Type(s):    survey data


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).

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

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-05-23



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