Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: LA-067-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times monthly poll, April 1989.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9234

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. Survey respondents were asked a series of detailed questions on abortion covering topics such as legalization, abortion as a method of birth control, the possible outcome of several Supreme Court decisions, abortion as murder, and the main reasons women have abortions. Respondents also were asked a series of questions on gambling including such topics as state lotteries, legalized gambling, organized crime, gambling in professional baseball, and the respondent's winnings and losses from gambling. In addition, respondents were asked if they approved of Bush's handling of foreign policy and the economy, if Bush had a clear idea of what he wanted to do as president, and which problems Bush should make an all-out effort to solve first, e.g., AIDS, the drug problem, the budget deficit, hunger, and illegal immigration. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, marital status, 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, and telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

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

DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: April 13-16, 1989

DATE OF COLLECTION: April 13-16, 1989

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