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Study Report

Study Number: LA-041-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1985

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times national and local surveys, 1985.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8550

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The substantive common denominator in the surveys is a continuing evaluation of the Reagan presidency. Each survey also contains questions of topical relevance or questions about broader social issues. Respondents were queried about their attitudes towards the arms race and ''Star Wars'', Ronald Reagan and his domestic and foreign policies, tax reform, the federal deficit, the Vietnam War, Reagan's visit to the military cemetery in Bitburg, Central America, trade policies, the United Nations, AIDS, the Soviet Union, and religion and the Catholic church. One survey contains questions concerning race relations and public figures in New York City. Only New York City residents were interviewed for this particular survey. All surveys contain demographic information on respondents.

SOURCE: telephone surveys

UNIVERSE: Adults in the United States age 18 and over. Part 4: New York City residents age 18 and over.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing.

NOTE: There is a weight variable for each dataset which must be used in any analysis. Most questions in the USSRNatl survey were part of a New York Times poll (without CBS). Questions 40-44 and 53-56 were part of a CBS poll (without The New York Times). The demographic questions were for joint CBS News/New York Times use. The area code and exchange code variables have been recoded to 9's for reasons of confidentiality.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 10 data files.

DATA TYPE: survey data



DATE OF COLLECTION: January 2-November 19, 1985

SUBJECT TERMS: armaments. armed forces. arms race. budgetary data. churches. community elites. debts. demographic characteristics. disease and pathology. domestic affairs. economic accounts. economic attitudes and behavior. economy. expenditures. exports. foreign affairs. foreign policy. government expenditures. governmental elites. health. imports. interracial relations. major power dyadic interactions. military affairs. national business situation. national security strength. political attitudes and behavior. political elites. political issues. presidential performance. public debt. public health. race relations. racial attitudes. religion. social attitudes and behavior. taxation. trade. weapons systems. Catholics. Central America. New York-New York City. Reagan, Ronald. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. United Nations. United States. Vietnam War.

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