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CBS News/Black Entertainment Television (BET) Monthly Poll, July 2004 (ICPSR 4154)

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This 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. Respondents -- all Blacks/African Americans -- were asked to give their opinions on the 2004 presidential campaign and the candidates, the way the Bush administration was handling certain issues, and the war in Iraq. Questions were asked regarding respondents' confidence that their votes would be accurately counted, whether there was a deliberate attempt to prevent African Americans from voting or having their votes properly counted, how the voting problems reported in Florida in the 2000 presidential election would affect voter turnout, and which candidate had more 'soul'. Respondents were also asked about various issues facing the country, such as how to provide African Americans with more jobs, the best way to help more African Americans go to college, and whether the United States should intervene when crises occur in Africa. Additional questions queried respondents' health behavior, exercise patterns, experiences with low carbohydrate diets, and attitudes toward reinstating the military draft. Background information includes voter registration status, sex, religious preference, education, age, ethnicity, and income.

CBS News, and Black Entertainment Television (BET). CBS News/Black Entertainment Television (BET) Monthly Poll, July 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-02-18.

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Affirmative Action   African Americans   Buchanan, Pat   Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009)   Bush, George W.   campaign issues   capital punishment   church attendance   community health   crime   crisis intervention   Democratic Party (USA)   diet   drugs   eating habits   education   educational vouchers   employment   exercise   financial support   Gore, Al   health   health behavior   health care   homosexual relationships   Iraq War   jobs   Kerry, John   marital status   military draft   military families   minority voters   Nader, Ralph   nutrition   obesity   physical fitness   political affiliation   political ethics   presidential campaigns   presidential elections   presidential performance   public approval   public confidence   public opinion   race   religion   Republican Party (USA)   school choice   sentencing guidelines   stress   taxes   unemployment   vote count   voter fraud   voter registration   voter turnout   voting behavior
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2004-07-06 -- 2004-07-15

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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).

Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having a telephone at home.

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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, and Black Entertainment Television (BET). CBS News/Black Entertainment Television (BET) Monthly Poll, July 2004. ICPSR04154-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005.


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