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Study Report

Study Number: LA-111-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1994

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times monthly poll, December 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: 6615

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 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 give their opinions on Bill Clinton and his handling of his job as president, foreign policy, welfare, and the economy. They were also asked to identify the most important thing Republicans in Congress should concentrate on and the United States' most important economic partner and diplomatic partner in the next century. Specific questions on welfare included whether the respondent was willing to pay more in taxes to provide job training and public service for people on welfare, what is to blame when people are poor, whether there were jobs available for welfare recipients, whether these jobs paid enough to support a family, and whether the government should create work programs for people on welfare. Respondents were asked to describe the relations between Japan and the United States today and to comment on whether overall relations would get better or worse in the next few years. Specific questions on Japan included whether the respondent believed that most Japanese respect Americans, whether Japan would be an ally that the United States could depend on, whether Japanese companies were competing unfairly with American companies, and which country--Japan or the United States--was better able to develop new technology and make more technologically-advanced consumer products. Other topics included respondents' opinions on the federal budget, prayer in school, and whether Japan or Germany should be admitted into the United Nations Security Council. 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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