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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, September 1988 (ICPSR 9144)

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 national economy, protection of the environment, toxic and hazardous wastes, air pollution, and other important environmental problems such as acid rain, strip mining, and water conservation. Respondents' attitudes toward drug addiction, people with AIDS, and requiring public school teachers to lead students in the pledge of allegiance also were discussed. In addition, respondents were queried about their views on the 1988 presidential candidates. Questions asked of respondents include whether they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the presidential candidates, whether Dan Quayle was qualified to serve as president in the event something should happen to George Bush. Respondents' opinions also were sought on which candidate --Bush or Dukakis-- was more patriotic, cared more about the needs and problems of people like the respondent, would make defenses stronger, and would do more for the middle class. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, union membership, marital status, service in the armed forces, income, sex, religious preference, education, and race.

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Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, September 1988 . ICPSR09144-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-12-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09144.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09144.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    AIDS, Bush, George H.W., drug abuse, Dukakis, Michael, environmental protection, hazardous wastes, national economy, political issues, presidency, presidential candidates, presidential performance, public opinion, Quayle, Dan, Reagan, Ronald, vice-presidential candidates

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1988-09-08--1988-09-11

Date of Collection:   

  • 1988-09-08--1988-09-11

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, ampersands (&), and dashes (-). 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:

  • 2010-12-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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