CBS News/New York Times National and Local Surveys, 1985 (ICPSR 8550)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

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

Version V1

The substantive common denominator in the surveys is a continuing evaluation of the Reagan presidency. Each survey also contains questions of topical relevance or questions about broader social issues. Respondents were queried about their attitudes towards the arms race and "Star Wars", Ronald Reagan and his domestic and foreign policies, tax reform, the federal deficit, the Vietnam War, Reagan's visit to the military cemetery in Bitburg, Central America, trade policies, the United Nations, AIDS, the Soviet Union, and religion and the Catholic church. One survey contains questions concerning race relations and public figures in New York City. Only New York City residents were interviewed for this particular survey. All surveys contain demographic information on respondents.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times National and Local Surveys, 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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1985-01-02 -- 1985-11-19

There is a weight variable for each dataset which must be used in any analysis. Most questions in the USSRNatl survey were part of a New York Times poll (without CBS). Questions 40-44 and 53-56 were part of a CBS poll (without The New York Times). The demographic questions were for joint CBS News/New York Times use. The area code and exchange code variables have been recoded to 9's for reasons of confidentiality.

Stratified random digit dialing.

Adults in the United States age 18 and over. Part 4: New York City residents age 18 and over.

telephone surveys

survey data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 11 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


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