Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: LA-084-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News monthly poll #2, 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: 6084

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 pertaining to George Bush and Bill Clinton focused on their moral values and their ability to deal with problems. Additional questions concerned respondents' opinions of Bill Clinton, Dan Quayle, and Al Gore. Respondents were also asked to give their approval rating of George Bush with respect to his handling of the presidency, foreign policy, and the economy. Background information on respondents includes sex, age, race, 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


TIME PERIOD: August 18-19, 1992

DATE OF COLLECTION: August 18-19, 1992


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