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Study Report

Study Number: LA-091-007-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times monthly poll, November 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: 6329

Date Accessioned: 5/19/1995

Number of Files Received: 2

Comments: As received via anonymous ftp. Ordered for Barbara Burrell.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/19/1995

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook plus machine-readable version.

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 asked to evaluate President Bill Clinton's handling of foreign policy, the economy, and health care reform. The poll also queried respondents regarding the most important problem facing the country, the performance of Congress and the representative in Congress from their district, and the effect of trade with other countries on the United States economy. Clinton's health care reform plan and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) formed the emphasis of this survey, with attention also given to public opinion of Hillary Clinton, Ross Perot, Al Gore, and Bob Dole. Background information on respondents includes employment background, voter registration status, household composition, vote choice in the 1992 presidential election, political party, political orientation, education, age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, religious preference, 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]).

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: November 11-14, 1993

DATE OF COLLECTION: November 11-14, 1993

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: SCAN

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