CBS News Monthly Poll #1, December 1993 (ICPSR 6330)

Published: Apr 3, 2009

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CBS News

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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 the economy and foreign policy, and asked respondents to identify the most important problem facing the country, to rate the national economy, and to indicate whether they were optimistic about 1994. Subsequent questions dealt with the Clinton health care reform plan, the trustworthiness of the government in Washington, how Congress handled its job, the role of the United States in situations such as Bosnia and Somalia, handguns and crime, Michigan doctor Jack Kevorkian and physician-assisted suicide, and NFL football. Background information on respondents includes employment status, gun ownership, crime victimization, household composition, most recent presidential vote choice, political party, political orientation, education, age, race, Hispanic origin, family income, and sex.

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #1, December 1993 . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-03.

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1993-12-05 -- 1993-12-07

1993-12-05 -- 1993-12-07

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.

telephone interviews

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