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Study Report

Study Number: LA-109-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1994

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times New York state monthly poll #2, October 1994.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6611

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 statements.

Abstract: This special topic poll surveyed people in New York State to solicit public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Opinions were sought on New York politicians Mario Cuomo, George Pataki, Daniel Moynihan, and Bernadette Castro. Respondents were also asked how they would vote in the upcoming gubernatorial, senate, comptroller, and attorney general races. The survey was carried out on October 26-29, 1994, further into the campaign season than when respondents were queried for CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES NEW YORK STATE POLL #1, OCTOBER 1994 (ICPSR 6610). New subjects covered in this poll included whether the respondent had seen television ads for the various candidates, and whether the recent endorsements by Bill Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani of Mario Cuomo would affect their voting behavior. In addition, more specific questions on the subjects covered in Poll #1 were asked of the respondents to Poll #2, instead of the many open-ended questions contained in Poll #1. Respondents were asked to identify major problems that faced New York State, whether those problems would get better or worse if Mario Cuomo or George Pataki were elected governor, and whether Cuomo or Pataki cared more about the needs and problems of the people living in New York City, the suburbs around New York City, or people living in upstate New York. Opinions were also sought on Bill Clinton, the death penalty, homosexuality, and abortion. Background information 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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