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Study Report

Study Number: LA-102-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1995

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times State of the Union and callback poll, January 1995.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6555

Date Accessioned: 1/20/1997

Number of Files Received: 5

Comments: This CD-ROM [ICPSR PCD96003] contains recently released new data collections from the ICPSR. Beginning in 1996, ICPSR started periodic production and distribution to Official Representatives of CD-ROMs containing copies of data collections that have been recently acquired and released. Collections, or parts thereof, that are either too large or problematic for the CD-ROM media may not be included. Each collection included on this CD-ROM resides in its own subdirectory. In addition to the collection subdirectories, there are two other subdirectories used to organize information files on this and other Periodic Release CD-ROMs: \INFO and \INDEXES.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/20/1997

Documentation: Machine-readable; typically includes codebook and/or SAS, SPSS data definition statments.

Abstract: This poll, conducted before and after President Bill Clinton's 1995 State of the Union address, asked respondents to assess the condition of the national economy and to give their approval ratings of Bill Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and Congress with respect to the handling of their jobs. The survey posed questions regarding who had better ideas--the President or Congress--on topics such as cutting taxes, reducing crime, reducing the federal budget, and health care reform. In the post-address portion of the survey, respondents to the initial survey who called a toll-free phone number immediately after the speech answered six additional questions via an automated polling program. Questions asked in the post-address survey were: Whether the respondent approved of the proposals the President made in his State of the Union message, whether they now had a clear idea of what Bill Clinton stands for, whether the Republicans were doing a better job of running Congress, a worse job, or about the same job as the Democrats did, and, between President Clinton and the Republicans in Congress, who the respondent thought better understands the major problems facing the country today, who better understands the needs and problems of people like them, and who they thought was more likely to bring about the changes in government that they would like to see. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, household composition, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, political party, political orientation, education, age, sex, race, religious preference, and family income.

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