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Study Report

Study Number: LA-087-011-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/ New York Times Monthly Poll, January 1990  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9497

Date Accessioned: 7/19/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are downloadable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 6/5/1999

Documentation: One hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Bush presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include Bush's political orientation, comparison of Bush and Reagan, Bush's greatest accomplishment/biggest failure in his first year, Bush's concern for the needs and problems of minorities, and of the public as a whole. Respondents were also asked whether or not they think Bush is in charge of what goes on in his administration, whether Bush has made the United States a kinder, gentler nation, and whether Bush will continue sending American troops into other countries to overthrow dictators. Additionally, respondents were asked several questions regarding issues such as foreign policy, the national economy, the drug problem, abortion, the environment, taxes, the homeless, Social Security, the Iran-Contra affair, corruption in Congress, federal spending on defense, how a potential peace dividend should be used, nuclear war, the cold war, women in combat, the invasion of Panama, Noriega's trial, and relations with China. They were also asked for their opinions of the Republican and Democratic parties, congressional representatives, and Vice President Dan Quayle. Demographic information collected includes sex, age, race, education, family income, religion, ethnicity, political orientation, party preference, and voting behavior.

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