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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #5, October 2004 (ICPSR 4228)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times


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, and the way George W. Bush was handling certain issues such as the economy, prescription drug costs, the war in Iraq, and terrorism. Respondents were also asked about their opinions of both George W. Bush and John Kerry and which candidate they favored in the election. The survey also included questions about various issues of the campaign such as health care and social security, their opinions of Governor Jeb Bush and the Florida economy, and government response to hurricanes. Background information on respondents includes union membership, military service, voter registration status, party identification, marital status, sex, religious preference, education record, age, ethnicity, and income.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #5, October 2004. ICPSR04228-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-09-06. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04228.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04228.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009), Bush, George W., Bush, Jeb, Cheney, Dick, congressional elections (US Senate), drug costs, Edwards, John, employment, health care, hurricanes, Iraq War, Kerry, John, military service, Nader, Ralph, national economy, political campaigns, political parties, prescription drugs, presidency, presidential candidates, presidential elections, presidential performance, public approval, public opinion, Social Security, terrorism, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2004-10-21--2004-10-25

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-10-21--2004-10-25

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Value labels were added to interviewer sex and race variables.

An outdated value label in Q14 was corrected so it would refer to the president in office at the time of the survey.


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 interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2007-09-06



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