Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: LA-066-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times monthly poll, September 1988.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9144

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluates the Reagan presidency and solicits opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include the national economy, protection of the environment, toxic and hazardous wastes, air pollution, and other important environmental problems such as acid rain, strip mining, and water conservation. Respondents' attitudes toward drug addiction, people with AIDS, and requiring public school teachers to lead students in the pledge of allegiance also were discussed. In addition, respondents were queried about their views on the 1988 presidential candidates. Questions asked of respondents include whether they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the presidential candidates, whether Dan Quayle was qualified to serve as president in the event something should happen to George Bush. Respondents' opinions also were sought on which candidate --Bush or Dukakis-- was more patriotic, cared more about the needs and problems of people like the respondent, would make defenses stronger, and would do more for the middle class. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, union membership, marital status, service in the armed forces, income, sex, religious preference, education, and race.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing.

NOTE: This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks, ampersands (&), and dashes (-). Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: September 8-11, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: September 8-11, 1988

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