New York Times New York City Poll, June 2005 (ICPSR 4331)

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This poll, fielded June 21-26, 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. The focus of this survey was the 2005 New York City mayoral race. Residents of the city were asked to give their opinions of the candidates running for mayor and how those candidates would deal with various issues. Their opinions were also sought about the New York City school system. The candidates mentioned in the survey included current Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Fernando Ferrer, Virginia Fields, Gifford Miller, Thomas Ognibene, and Anthony Weiner. A series of questions asked the respondents to give their opinion on the subject of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site, whether they felt that current Mayor Bloomberg was doing a good job or not and if he was spending too much or too little effort on this issue. Respondents were also asked to rate the New York City economy and if they thought it was getting better or worse. Questions respondents were asked concerning New York City schools included if they were satisfied with the public school system and the schools located in their neighborhood, what type of school the respondents' children attended, and their opinion about the way Joe Klein was handling his job as the New York City School Chancellor. Respondents were asked to compare neighborhood safety at the time of the survey to that of four years previously, what their opinion was on the prospect of building new stadiums in the New York City area, and if they thought that a new stadium would help the city win its bid for the 2012 Olympics. Other general topics included quality of life in New York City, city services, the economy, crime, taxes, the transit system, and housing. Demographic variables include age, sex, race, household income, education level, political party affiliation, political philosophy, religious affiliation, marital status, borough of residence, and likely mayoral vote.

The New York Times. New York Times New York City Poll, June 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-02-14.

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2005-06-21 -- 2005-06-26

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

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

The value label for code 38 in variable Q34 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 New York City.

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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:
  • The New York Times. New York Times New York City Poll, June 2005. ICPSR04331-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-02-14.

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


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