Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: LA-083-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times monthly poll #1, August 1992.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6083

Date Accessioned: 3/10/1994

Number of Files Received: 2

Comments: Ordered for B. Burrell.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/25/1994

Documentation: One volume hard copy, printed from tape.

Abstract: This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Questions were posed regarding respondents' vote intentions for the 1992 presidential election, their opinions of the 1992 presidential candidates, and the likelihood of their voting in the 1992 presidential election. Items relating to George Bush and Bill Clinton dealt with their ability to deal with an international crisis, their ideas to end the recession, their moral values, their ability to deal with problems, and their areas of concentration during the campaign. Those surveyed also assessed Bush's handling of the presidency, foreign policy, the situation in Iraq, and the economy. In addition, respondents gave their opinions of Ronald Reagan, Ross Perot, Hillary Clinton, and Barbara Bush. Other questions focused on the situation in Yugoslavia, the national economy, pornography, abortion, the United States House of Representatives election, the candidates for vice president, Ronald Reagan, and Jimmy Carter. Background information on respondents includes sex, age, race, marital status, education, religious preference, family income, political orientation, and party preference.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having telephones at home.

SAMPLE: A variation of random-digit dialing using primary sampling units (PSUs) was employed, consisting of blocks of 100 telephone numbers identical through the eighth digit and stratified by geographic region, area code, and size of place. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH [Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963]).

NOTE: A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis.

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

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: August 11-14, 1992

DATE OF COLLECTION: August 11-14, 1992

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS

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