CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, May 1993 (ICPSR 6202)

Published: Aug 26, 2008

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CBS News; The New York Times

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This poll 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. Questions assessed Bill Clinton's presidency with regard to his handling of foreign policy, the economy, and the situation between the Serbs and Bosnians in the former Yugoslavia, and the fairness and potential impact of Clinton's economic plan. Opinion was also solicited regarding Hillary Clinton as chair of the health care reform commission, and possible United States responses to the fighting between the Serbs and Bosnians. Subsequent questions constituting the emphasis of the survey dealt with the eating habits, exercise habits, and travel/vacation plans of respondents. Background information on respondents includes marital status, parental status, household composition, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, political party, political orientation, religious preference, education, age, race, Hispanic origin, family income, and sex.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #1, May 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-08-26.

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1993-05-04 -- 1993-05-06

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

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 telephones at home.

telephone interviews

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