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CBS News/New York Times Texas State Survey, October 1992 (ICPSR 6090)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times


For this survey of Texas residents, questions were posed regarding respondents' vote intentions for the 1992 presidential election, their opinions of the 1992 presidential candidates and their running mates, and the likelihood of their voting in the 1992 presidential election. Additional questions dealt with the national economy, the United States House of Representatives, and whether George Bush, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot could be trusted to deal with all the problems a president has to deal with. Respondents were also asked to give their approval rating of Bush with respect to his handling of the presidency, foreign policy, and the economy. Background information on respondents includes sex, race, age, education, religious preference, family income, political orientation, party preference, voter registration status, and vote choices in the 1984 and 1988 presidential elections.

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Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Texas State Survey, October 1992. ICPSR06090-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-11-02. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06090

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06090.v2

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Scope of Study

Time Period:   

  • 1992-10-05--1992-10-07

Date of Collection:   

  • 1992-10-05--1992-10-07

Universe:    Residents of Texas aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis.


Sample:    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]).

Data Source:

telephone interviews

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1993-12-18

Version History:

  • 2011-11-02 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.



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