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Study Report

Study Number: LA-087-005-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

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

Originating Archive Number: 9503

Date Accessioned: 8/10/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are ftpable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 7/7/1999

Documentation: One volume 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 foreign policy, the national economy, taxes, respondents' views of the most important problem facing the country, as well as present consequences and future expectations regarding Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the United States' response. Those surveyed were also asked whether or not inflation or the federal budget deficit posed the larges problem for the country. Respondents were also asked about their party preferences in the 1990 U.S. House of Representatives election and 1992 presidential election, standards of ethics in government, and factors affecting their preferences in congressional elections. Additionally, respondents were questioned regarding the savings and loan crisis. They were asked how banks compared with savings and loans and who has benefited most from the policies of the federal government. Other topics covered include abortion, respondent's financial situation, whether voting, jury duty, and military service is a duty or a choice, national handgun laws, capital punishment, whether convicted murderers serving life sentences should be paroled, and opinions of George Bush, Neil Bush, David Souter, Congress, and the Democratic and Republican parties. Demographic information collected from respondents included sex, age, race, education, parental status, family income, employment status, religion, ethnicity, political orientation, party preference, voting behavior, party of United States Representative, jury duty service, and service in the armed forces.

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