CBS News Monthly Poll #1, July 1997

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 3 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
campaign funds; Clinton, Bill; congressional hearings; foreign policy; fundraising; Gore, Al; national economy; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Russian Mir Space Station; space exploration; space programs; Starr, Kenneth; Thompson, Fred; Whitewater inquiry
  • Abstract

    This poll, conducted July 13-14, 1997, 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 give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, his integrity, and his handling of the presidency, foreign policy, and the economy. Those queried were also asked for their opinions of Senator Fred Thompson and Vice President Al Gore. In addition, respondents were questioned about United States space exploration programs, the Mir space station, the Mars Pathfinder Mission, and whether they believed in the existence of life elsewhere in the universe. Other items covered Kenneth Starr and the Whitewater investigation, 1996 Democratic campaign fundraising activities and hearings, the role of the Chinese government's contributions, and the importance of the campaign fundraising investigation findings to the nation. Background information on respondents includes political party, political orientation, religion, education, age, sex, race, family income, and age of children in household.
  • Methods

    The data contain a weight variable, WEIGHT, that should be used in analyzing the data.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1997-07
  • 1997-07-13 / 1997-07-14
    Collection date: 1997-07-13--1997-07-14
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having a telephone at home.
Households were selected by random-digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was home at the time of the interview.
Collection Mode
  • telephone interview

    The data available for download are not weighted and users will need to weight the data prior to analysis.

    To preserve respondent confidentiality, codes in variables AREACODE, EXCHANGE, and LASTFOUR have been replaced with blank codes.

    This data collection was produced by CBS News, New York, NY.

2011-06-27 Respondent names were removed from the data file. Question text was added to the codebook.2009-11-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2304 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02304.v2

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15