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Study Report

Study Number: LA-086-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News monthly poll and call-back, August 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: 6208

Date Accessioned: 6/21/1995

Number of Files Received: 2

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/19/1995

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. Questions assessed Bill Clinton's presidency with regard to his handling of the economy and foreign policy, the strength of his leadership qualities, the fairness and potential impact of his economic plan, health care reform, and the situation in the former Yugoslavia. Additional questions concerned Congress, the national economy, reducing the federal budget deficit, Hillary Clinton's chairing of the Health Care Reform Commission, using the United States Air Force to bomb Serbian positions to protect humanitarian aid shipments to the Bosnians, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Bob Dole, Ross Perot, and the Republican attack on Clinton's deficit reduction plan. The call-back portion of the survey focused on opinion regarding Clinton's address concerning his deficit reduction plan. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, parental status, presidential vote choice in the 1992 election, political party affiliation, 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]). For the call-back survey, 621 of the original respondents were recontacted.

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: August 2-3, 1993

DATE OF COLLECTION: August 2-3, 1993

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS

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