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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, February 1992 (ICPSR 6074)

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CBS News; The New York Times

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06074.v2

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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 were asked to comment on what they thought was the most important problem facing the country, and to give their approval rating of George Bush with respect to his handling of the presidency, foreign policy, and the economy. Questions were posed regarding respondents' vote intentions for the 1992 presidential election, their opinions of potential 1992 presidential candidates, the likelihood of their voting in either a Republican or Democratic presidential primary or caucus, their candidate preferences for the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations, and the issues that presidential candidates should emphasize. Respondents were asked additional questions focusing on relations with Japan, the importance of military service for a presidential candidate, the economy, job discrimination, how well the candidates understood everyday normal people, the way Congress was handling its job, and factors that would raises doubts about a candidate. Those surveyed were also asked about capital gains and gasoline taxes, the presidential vision of George Bush, who among the presidential candidates would be more caring about the needs and problems of people, would be best able to construct a fair tax plan, and would be more likely to end the recession. Other questions dealt with allegations concerning Bill Clinton's manipulation of his draft status and involvement in an extramarital affair. Background information on respondents includes sex, race, age, marital status, education, religious preference, family income, political orientation, and party preference.

CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, February 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-07-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06074.v2

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1992-02-26 -- 1992-03-01
1992-02-26 -- 1992-03-01

A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis.

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 telephones at home.

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1993-12-18

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 The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, February 1992. ICPSR06074-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-07-30. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06074.v2

2009-07-30 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

1993-12-18 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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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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