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Study Report

Study Number: LA-091-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times monthly poll #2, March 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: 6201

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: 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 assessed Bill Clinton's presidency with regard to his handling of foreign policy and the economy, and his ability to deal with a difficult international crisis. Those surveyed were asked to choose between reforming health care or reducing the federal budget deficit as the most important problem facing the country. Subsequent questions dealt primarily with the fairness and potential benefit of Clinton's economic plan, reducing the federal budget deficit by increasing taxes, and health care reform. Other topics included United States aid to Russia and support for Boris Yeltsin, military base closures in the United States, an energy tax to reduce the deficit, protecting the environment at the expense of losing jobs, abortion, Ross Perot, a seven-day waiting period for handgun purchases, banning the sale of handguns, the National Rifle Association, race relations in the United States, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Background information on respondents includes household composition, gun ownership, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, voter registration status, political party, political orientation, religious preference, education, age, and sex.

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

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: March 28-31, 1993

DATE OF COLLECTION: March 28-31, 1993

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS

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