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Study Report

Study Number: LA-091-006-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times monthly poll and call-back, September 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: 6322

Date Accessioned: 3/29/1995

Number of Files Received: 2

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 3/15/1995

Documentation: Machine-readable only.

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. Respondents were surveyed regarding the most important problem facing the country, Congress, the Clinton health care reform plan, the political party most likely to improve health care, the national economy, Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), Hillary Clinton, Ross Perot, the current health care system, membership in a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) or Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In addition, respondents were asked to describe themselves in a single word. Those recontacted in the call-back poll taken after Clinton's speech to Congress on September 22, 1993, were again questioned regarding the president's proposed health care reform plan. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, health, smoking habits, parental status, presidential vote choice in the 1992 election, political party, political orientation, marital status, religion, education, age, sex, Hispanic origin, and family income.

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]). A total of 426 respondents from the original sample were recontacted for the call-back portion of the survey on September 22, 1993.

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: September 16-19, 22, 1993

DATE OF COLLECTION: September 16-19, 22, 1993

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: SCAN

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