CBS News Monthly Poll #1, June 2006 (ICPSR 4619)

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This poll, conducted June 10-11, 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 whether they approved of the way President George W. Bush was handling the presidency, the economy, immigration and the situation in Iraq. Views were sought on whether respondents approved of the way the United States Congress was handling its job, whether things in the country were going in the right direction, and the most important problem the country was facing. Respondents were asked to rate the condition of the national economy and whether they thought the economy was improving. Opinions were collected on whether respondents considered Iran a threat to the United States to an extent that required military action, whether respondents thought the United states did the right thing in taking military action against Iraq, whether the war with Iraq was worth the loss of life and other costs, whether they thought the United States' efforts to bring stability and order to Iraq were going well, and whether United States troops should stay in Iraq as long as it would be needed to make it a stable democracy. A series of questions asked whether the war with Iraq was a part of the war on terrorism, whether the United States was winning the war on terrorism, and the extent of the impact of the recent killing of al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi by the United States military. Additional topics addressed whether respondents thought gay couples should be allowed to marry or form civil unions, and how often household members watched network news programs. Demographic information includes voter registration status and participation history, political party affiliation, political philosophy, marital status, sex, religious preference, education level, age, household income, race, whether respondents had any children under the age of 18, and the presence of household members between the ages of 13 and 24.

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #1, June 2006. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-12.

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2006-06-10 -- 2006-06-11

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The CASEID variable was reformatted in order to make it a unique identifier.

The value label for code 38 in variable Q3 was assumed to be outdated and was changed to 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).

Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 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. CBS NEWS MONTHLY POLL #1, JUNE 2006. ICPSR04619-v1. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 2006. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-12.

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