CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, January 2006 (ICPSR 4610)

Published: Dec 19, 2007 View help for published

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This poll, conducted January 5-8, 2006, 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 on the current direction of the country, the most important problem the country is facing, the national economy, the war in Iraq, abortion, and affirmative action. Respondents were also asked about the way President George W. Bush was handling certain issues, such as the economy, the war in Iraq, and terrorism and whether or not they approved of the overall job performance of President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and the United States Congress. The survey queried respondents about the ethics and corruption in political parties and their confidence in the government to protect them from terrorism. The survey also contained questions about the Supreme Court, and the nomination of Samuel Alito. The next section of the survey addressed the Patriot Act, wiretapping by government agencies, airport security, and immigration. Additional questions solicited opinions on foreign and domestic automobiles and television viewing habits. Background information on respondents includes military service, voter registration status, party identification, marital status, sex, religious preference, education record, age, ethnicity, and income.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, January 2006. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-12-19.

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2006-01-05 -- 2006-01-08

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Reformatted CASEID, making it a unique identifier.

An incorrect value label for Q3 was corrected from The President/Bill Clinton/Leadership to The President/Leadership so that it would refer to the president in office at the time of the survey.

Truncated value labels in Q3 and EDUC were corrected.

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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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 #1, January 2006. ICPSR04610-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-12-19.

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