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Study Report

Study Number: LA-029-005-3-1-United States-ICPSR-1981

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times national surveys, September 1981.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7991

Date Accessioned: 11/22/1994

Number of Files Received: 2

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 10/14/1994

Documentation: 1 machine-readable codebook file

Abstract: The datasets described below are part of an ongoing data collection effort in which The New York Times and CBS News are equal partners. The common substantive denominator in the surveys is a continuing evaluation of the Reagan presidency, but each data collection has other questions of topical relevance or pertaining to broader social issues, such as childrearing or victimization. These national surveys are administered by telephone to a respondent selected from eligible household members. All of the files are available in OSIRIS and card-image format, with three cards per case. Part 1: January 1981. 1,512 respondents were asked for their views on Reagan's likely performance as President in economic and foreign affairs, about the release from Iran of the hostages, and for their views on the federal budget, including for which programs funding should be decreased or increased. Questions about busing for school integration were also included. Part 2: April 1981. 1,439 respondents were asked how Reagan has been performing and is likely to perform in economic and foreign affairs. There were questions about the tax cut, the federal budget, and on women's rights, El Salvador, Poland, handguns, and Japanese cars. Part 3: June 1981. 1,433 respondents were asked to evaluate Reagan's performance as President, also about their general life satisfaction, their confidence in government institutions, their views on crime, about their vote (turnout) in 1980, about social security revisions, and also about various topical issues in foreign affairs, e.g., military rule in Poland. Part 4: June 1981, Social Security. 1,467 respondents gave their views on the social security system and how proposed changes affected them. Respondents were also queried for their views on childrearing, how juvenile crime should be punished, and who should have custody of children in divorce situations. Part 5: September 1981. 1,479 respondents evaluated Reagan's performance in economic and foreign affairs, and also gave their views on environment issues and on various economic proposals, including the tax cut.

SUBJECT TERMS: arms race. budgetary data. busing. conflict. crime. criminal justice. current affairs. economic attitudes and behavior. economic indicators. events, domestic. events, international. family. financial affairs. foreign affairs. gender roles. government expenditures. government expenditures. government performance. imports. income. inflation. integration. issues. juvenile delinquency. life events. manufacture and commerce. political attitudes and behavior. political issues. presidential transition. racial attitudes. social attitudes and behavior. social security. taxation. trade. trust, political and personal. victimization. women's issues. El Salvador. Iran. Japan. Poland. Reagan, Ronald. United States.

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