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Study Report

Study Number: LA-091-004-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times monthly poll #2, May 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: 6204

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: 10/24/1994

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, the economy, and the situation in the former Yugoslavia, as well as the fairness and potential impact of Clinton's economic plan. Opinion was also solicited regarding Congress, the economy, the military role of the United States in Bosnia, the media's treatment of Clinton, reducing the deficit through tax increases, health care reform, Hillary Clinton, Bob Dole, Ross Perot, Al Gore, Clinton's attention to the needs of the average person, Clinton's participation in the Memorial Day service at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Ross Perot's criticism of Clinton's performance as president, and whom the respondent would vote for if the 1992 election for president were held again. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, parental status, household composition, military service, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, political party, political orientation, education, age, race, Hispanic origin, family income, 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: May 27-29, 1993

DATE OF COLLECTION: May 27-29, 1993

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS

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