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CBS News Monthly Poll #2, August 1997

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
automobiles; Clinton, Bill; driving habits; education; higher education; labor strikes; labor unions; Medicare; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Social Security; sports
  • 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 provide their opinions of President Bill Clinton and his handling of the presidency and to comment on the future of Social Security and Medicare. A series of questions about the United Parcel Service (UPS) strike was also posed, with topics covering presidential intervention in strikes, perceptions of the Teamsters' Union and the AFL-CIO, and the impact of the UPS strike on the average citizen. Other questions focused on Saturday morning activities, viewership of men's and women's sports, college sports funding, and distribution of collegiate athletic resources. Respondents were asked for their opinions on the importance and necessity of a college education, whether higher education was a right, the responsibility of government to provide a college education, and the financial payback of a college education. A series of questions about car ownership and driver training asked respondents about the comparative value and safety of United States and Japanese automobiles, driver safety, car phone use, elderly drivers, seat belt use, driver education programs, and experience with auto mechanics. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, ethnicity, education, political party, political orientation, religion, family income, age of children in household, labor union membership, car ownership, knowledge of how to repair a flat tire, and possession of a valid driver's license.
  • 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..
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    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

2009-11-05 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2306 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02306.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

CBS News (1998): CBS News Monthly Poll #2, August 1997. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.