CBS News Monthly Poll #2, April 2006 (ICPSR 4615)

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This poll, conducted April 28-30, 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 was facing, the national economy, the threat of Iran, the United States' involvement in Iraq, and to rate the job performance of Donald Rumsfeld. Respondents were also asked about the way George W. Bush was handling certain issues, such as the economy, gas prices, immigration, the war in Iraq, and terrorism, as well as whether they approved of his overall job performance. The next section of the survey addressed gasoline prices and the government's role in regulating them. The survey also contained questions about the status of women, working mothers, and the importance of children in marriage. Respondents were then asked about show business, celebrities, their favorite television shows, movies, and music, and whether they downloaded music or watched videos on the Internet. Additional questions asked for their opinions on video games and whether they watched morning or evening newscasts. Background information on respondents includes employment status, military service, voter registration status, party identification, marital status, sex, religious preference, education record, age, ethnicity, and income.

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #2, April 2006. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-01-25.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2006-04-28 -- 2006-04-30

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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, who had 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. CBS News Monthly Poll #2, April 2006. ICPSR04615-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-01-25.

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