CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, March 2005 (ICPSR 4321)

Published: Mar 6, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
CBS News; 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 whether or not they approved of President Bush's job performance and the way he was handling the federal budget deficit and social security. The survey contained questions about programs that help minorities get ahead, whether the justice system favors any particular groups, and whether the wealthy or those in organized labor have too much power. Respondents were also asked a variety of questions regarding wealth and social class, such as their perceived likelihood of wealth, the social class of their family, their current financial situation, what constitutes symbols of wealth and status, the importance of wealth, and how much pressure they feel to keep up with their peers in terms of possessions. Other questions queried the importance of education, hard work, community involvement, physical looks, faith, children's involvement in athletics, tutoring, as well as whether military personnel are socially reflective, and personal concerns about unemployment and retirement funds. Respondents were also asked to give their opinions on the size of their home, housing costs, debt, and job satisfaction. Background information on respondents includes union membership, military service, voter registration status, party identification, marital status, sex, religious preference, education record, age, ethnicity, income.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, March 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-06.

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2005-03-09 -- 2005-03-14

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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