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Study Report

Study Number: KB-037-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News California poll, October 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: 9146

Date Accessioned: 5/9/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 4/1/1994

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: Respondents' opinions on various topics were elicited prior to the presidential and Senate elections in November of 1988 for this survey. Respondents were asked their opinions of the presidential and vice-presidential candidates, how they would vote if the election were held on the day of the survey, if they had ever thought of voting for the other party's candidate, how they would vote if they were only voting for president or vice-president, and how they would vote in the United States Senate election between Pete Wilson and Leo McCarthy. Respondents were asked about registration status, previous voting behavior, their attention to the campaign, Ronald Reagan's job performance, whether Dan Quayle was qualified to serve as president, if they had been contacted on behalf of either of the presidential candidates, and how they thought George Bush and Michael Dukakis would deal with national defense, California's environment, and crime. Other topics included economic development versus environmental protection, elimination of oil drilling off the California coast, California's economy, the death penalty, and the truthfulness of the candidates' political advertisements. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, employment in defense industries, ethnicity, age, income, and education.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over in California.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing.

NOTE: This file contains weight variables that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: October 10-12, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: October 10-12, 1988

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