Really Cool
    Minority Data

CBS News/New York Times Illinois State Survey, October 1992 (ICPSR 6093)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; The New York Times


This special survey of Illinois residents queried respondents regarding their vote intentions for the 1992 presidential election, their opinions of the 1992 presidential candidates and their running mates, their vote intentions for the United States Senate election in Illinois, and their opinions of Senate candidates Rich Williamson and Carol Moseley Braun. Additional questions dealt with whether government paid enough attention to Blacks and minorities, the national economy, and the importance of electing a woman to the Senate. Respondents were also asked to give their approval ratings of George Bush with respect to his handling of the presidency, foreign affairs, and the economy. Background information on respondents includes sex, age, race, education, family income, religious preference, vote choices in the 1984 and 1988 presidential elections, voter registration status, political orientation, and party preference.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

Access Notes

  • One or more data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, such as card image format. Users may need help converting these files before they can be used for analysis.

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Please log in so we can determine if you are with a member institution and have access to these data files.

  • ICPSR Logo

    This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.


Dataset - Download All Files (0.462 MB)
ASCII + SAS Setup    SPSS Setup    Stata Setup   

Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Illinois State Survey, October 1992. ICPSR06093-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993.

Persistent URL:

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Bush, George H.W., candidates, foreign affairs, minorities, national economy, presidency, presidential elections, presidential performance, public opinion, United States Senate, voter preferences, women

Geographic Coverage:    Illinois, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1992-10-14--1992-10-15

Date of Collection:   

  • 1992-10-14--1992-10-15

Universe:    Adult population of the state of Illinois aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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


Sample:    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]).

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:   1993-12-18

Version History:

  • 2009-04-06 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.



Metadata Exports

If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.

Download Statistics