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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, January 1989 (ICPSR 9229)

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 a retrospective evaluation of Ronald Reagan's presidency, the death penalty, pay increases for congressional representatives, federal defense spending, crime, the national economy, ethics in government, poverty, abortion, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and important problems facing the nation such as homelessness, nuclear war, unemployment, drugs, and the problems of farmers. In addition, respondents were asked if they were optimistic or pessimistic about the Bush presidency, if Bush would ask Congress to increase taxes, and if Bush would be able to accomplish his goals of significantly improving the environment, education, and relations with the Soviet Union, reducing drug problems in the country, balancing the federal budget, and alleviating the problem of homelessness. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, marital status, 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, January 1989 . ICPSR09229-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-04-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09229.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09229.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, Bush, George H.W., crime, defense spending, national economy, Palestine Liberation Organization, political issues, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), Reagan, Ronald, social issues

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1989-01-12--1989-01-15

Date of Collection:   

  • 1989-01-12--1989-01-15

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:

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

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