CBS News Monthly Poll #1, October 1993 (ICPSR 6325)

Published: Apr 24, 2009

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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. Respondents were queried regarding President Bill Clinton's handling of foreign policy, the economy, health care reform, and the situation involving United States troops in Somalia. The poll also addressed the potential impact of Clinton's health care reform plan on the quality of care and the amount paid for care, policy options with respect to the United States' involvement in Somalia, support for Russian President Boris Yeltsin, financial aid to Russia, theories regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and the existence and activity of angels. Background information on respondents includes vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, political party, political orientation, religious preference, attendance at religious services, education, age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, and family income. Respondents interviewed on October 7 were asked about President Clinton's address to the nation on Somalia, and whether they thought sending more troops to Somalia would insure that all United States troops could be safely withdrawn in the near future.

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #1, October 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-24.

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1993-10-06 -- 1993-10-07

1993-10-06 -- 1993-10-07

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.

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