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Study Report

Study Number: LA-090-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times state of the union poll and call-back, February 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6199

Date Accessioned: 11/29/1994

Number of Files Received: 2

Comments: Data ordered for Barbara Burrell.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 10/20/1994

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook file.

Abstract: For this special topic poll, opinion was solicited before and after President Bill Clinton's State of the Union speech delivered February 17, 1993. Prior to the speech, questions were posed regarding Clinton's handling of the presidency, his campaign promises, the national economy, respondents' personal financial situations, and strategies to reduce the federal budget deficit. Other items assessed the share of tax dollars being spent on defense, Social Security, and health care, issues regarding homosexuals, and Al Gore's and Hillary Clinton's influence on the President. Additional questions concerned improving health care, the likelihood that respondents would watch Clinton's State of the Union speech, whether women nominated to high office by the Clinton Administration were being held to stricter standards than men, and the hiring of illegal aliens. Respondents recontacted in the call-back survey subsequent to the President's speech were queried regarding Clinton's handling of the presidency, the economic plan outlined in his speech, and the federal budget deficit. Background information on respondents includes perception of the amount of income needed to be too rich to be considered middle class, whether the respondent had a gay or lesbian friend/family member, the importance of religion, chances of being out of work sometime in the next 12 months, military service, parental status, economic self-placement, 1992 presidential vote choice, voter registration status, political party, political orientation, religious preference, fundamentalist self-identification, education, age, race, preference for ''African-American'' or ''Black'' as a label, Hispanic origin, marital status, family income, sex, and past involvement in expressing opinions by writing to Congress, calling in to a radio or television talk show, calling or writing to a newspaper, and calling an 800 or 900 number.

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, sample were randomly selected for recontact.

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: February 9-11 and 20-21, 1993

DATE OF COLLECTION: February 9-11 and 20-21, 1993

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS

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