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CBS News Monthly Poll #2, January 2007 (ICPSR 21920)

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This call-back 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. This survey, fielded January 10, 2007, is a call-back of the January 1-3, 2007, cohort CBS NEWS MONTHLY POLL #1, JANUARY 2007 (ICPSR 21360). A subset of respondents were re-interviewed immediately after President George W. Bush's speech to the nation on January 10, 2007. Those who had watched the speech were asked whether they approved of the president's plans concerning the war in Iraq. All call-back respondents were asked whether they had confidence in President Bush's ability to make the right decisions on the war in Iraq, what the United States should do now in Iraq, the likelihood of stability in Iraq in the near future, their views on the Iraqi government, and whether the president should have to get the approval of Congress to increase the number of United States troops in Iraq. This data collection also includes responses to the original poll conducted a week earlier. Topics in the original poll addressed the newly elected United States Congress, the condition of the national economy, the Iraq war, as well as respondents' opinions of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and the potential 2008 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, education level, household income, marital status, religious preference, military service, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, voter registration status and participation history, and the presence of children and household members between the ages of 18 and 24.

CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #2, January 2007. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-09-15.

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This call-back poll surveyed 458 respondents who participated in the CBS NEWS MONTHLY POLL #1, JANUARY 2007 (ICPSR 21360). This data collection includes questions from the original poll as well as the call-back questions in variables RQ1-RQ13.

The CASEID variable was reformatted in order to make it a unique identifier.

Truncated value labels in Q3, STCD, and EDUC were corrected.

This data collection was produced by CBS News, New York, New York.

This poll consists of a subset of respondents who participated in the CBS NEWS MONTHLY POLL #1, JANUARY 2007 (ICPSR 21360). The original poll employed 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).

Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 United States.

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • CBS News. CBS News Monthly Poll #2, January 2007. ICPSR21920-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-09-15.

2008-09-15 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:

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