CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, June 2005 (ICPSR 4330)

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This poll, conducted June 10-14, 2005, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the current presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President George W. Bush and his handling of the presidency, foreign policy, the situation with Iraq, terrorism, and Social Security. Those polled also expressed their opinion on various topics regarding Social Security, including its future, if it will have money available when the respondent retires, whether the Democrats, Republicans, or George W. Bush have a proposal to change Social Security, and which party was more likely to make the right decision about it. Additionally, they were asked whether it was the government's responsibility to provide a decent standard of living for the elderly. The issue of self investment in Social Security was also raised. Respondents were asked if they thought it was a good idea to allow individuals to invest portions of their Social Security taxes themselves. Other questions were asked in regards to this topic, including whether the respondent thought it would be okay if the government had to borrow two trillion dollars to set up a program in which members could invest their Social Security taxes on their own. Another question asked if the respondent was opposed to or favored tax increases to help the Social Security program. A series of questions focused on the respondent's current savings goal, any difficulty in paying bills, and plans for retirement was also queried. Demographic variables include race, sex, age, level of education, income, voter registration status, political ideology, party affiliation, marital status, religious affiliation, and whether a member of the household is in college.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, June 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-01-29.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2005-06-10 -- 2005-06-14

The data available for download are not weighted and users will need to weight the data prior to analysis.

Additional information about sampling, interviewing, and sampling error may be found in the codebook.

The value label for code 38 in variable Q3 was changed to reflect the current presidency.

Households were selected by random-digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was home at the time of the interview.

Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous United States.

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, June 2005. ICPSR04330-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-01-29.

The data contain three weight variables (WEIGHT, WGT2, and WGT3) that should be used in analyzing the data.


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