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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, July 1988 (ICPSR 9110)

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


This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluates the Reagan presidency and solicits opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include the future of the next generation of Americans, protection of the environment, federal spending, abortion, income tax rates, discrimination against homosexuals, the federal budget deficit, the death penalty for major drug dealers, the use of United States naval vessels to protect foreign-owned oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, and important problems facing the country such as AIDS, arms control, and hunger. In addition, respondents were queried about their views on the candidates and campaigns for the 1988 presidential election. Questions asked of respondents include whether they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the various presidential candidates, whom the Republicans and the Democrats should nominate for president, whom Michael Dukakis should pick as his vice-presidential running mate, and the ability of Bush and Dukakis to deal wisely with a difficult international crisis. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, union membership, income, sex, marital status, religious preference, education, and race.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, July 1988 . ICPSR09110-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09110.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09110.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, AIDS, arms control, Bush, George H.W., capital punishment, Dukakis, Michael, environmental protection, federal budget deficit, gays and lesbians, government spending, income tax, military intervention, presidency, presidential candidates, presidential elections, public opinion, vice-presidential candidates, voter preferences, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1988-07-05--1988-07-08

Date of Collection:   

  • 1988-07-05--1988-07-08

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks, and telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.


Sample:    Stratified random digit dialing.

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:   1990-05-01

Version History:

  • 2011-04-29 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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