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Study Report

Study Number: KB-038-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times Iowa Poll, January 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: 9100

Date Accessioned: 5/6/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 4/1/1994

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: In this survey respondents were asked their opinions of the presidential candidates prior to the Iowa caucuses on February 8. Caucus participants were asked their opinions of the candidates, whom they wanted their party to nominate, whether they agreed with the candidates on the issues, if candidates had leadership qualities or enough experience to be president, if candidates cared about their needs, and what their contact with candidates' campaigns had been. Respondents also were asked which party had a better group of candidates, whether the Democratic party should retain its liberal principles or modify them, and whether the Republican party should retain its conservative principles. Other topics included previous caucus participation and voting, short range nuclear missiles, Gary Hart, campaign debts, the state and national economies, federal military spending, and aid to the Nicaraguan contras. Background information includes party identification, religious preference and importance, education, age, race, farm employment, and income.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over in Iowa.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing.

NOTE: This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks and alphabetic, and 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: January 2-5, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: January 2-5, 1988

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