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CBS News Monthly Poll #1, July 2005 (ICPSR 4396)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News


This poll, conducted July 13-14, 2005, 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 how President George W. Bush was handling the presidency and issues such as foreign policy and Social Security. Respondents were asked to voice their concerns about what they viewed as the most important problem facing the country, and to give their opinions of the condition of the national economy and how well Congress was doing its job. A series of questions addressed the success of the war against terrorism and the war in Iraq, whether the the United States would be successful, whether troops should be withdrawn, whether the Iraq war was a part of the war on terrorism, and the likelihood of another terrorist attack against the United States. The survey included questions on whether the federal government had done enough to increase safety since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Respondents were also asked for their opinions on abortion and embryonic stem cell research. Several questions focused on the United States Supreme Court, Supreme Court Justices, the Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, and whether Supreme Court justices should take public opinion and their own personal views into account when deciding cases. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, religious affiliation, frequency of religious service attendance, education level, household income, marital status, political party affiliation, political philosophy, voter registration status, for whom the respondent voted in the 2004 presidential election, whether there were children in the household, and whether there were teens in the household.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #1, July 2005. ICPSR04396-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-01-31. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04396.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04396.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, airport security, Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009), Bush, George W., Christianity, Iraq War, military, military personnel, national economy, O'Connor, Sandra Day, presidency, Rehnquist, William, stem cell research, Supreme Court decisions, Supreme Court justices, Supreme Court nominations, surveillance, terrorism, terrorist attacks, terrorist threat, terrorists, United States Congress, United States Supreme Court, voter behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2005-07

Date of Collection:   

  • 2005-07-13--2005-07-14

Unit of Observation:    individual

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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 Q2 was changed to reflect the current presidency.


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

Weight:    The data contain weight variables that should be used in analyzing the data.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2007-01-31



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