CBS News Monthly Poll #5, October 1998

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Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
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  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
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  • Abstract

    This poll, fielded October 31-November 1, 1998, 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 and the upcoming November 1998 state and congressional elections. Those queried were asked a series of questions about the United States Congress and the impact of congressional decisions on their lives. Topics covered 1997-1998 congressional accomplishments, the importance of which political party controls Congress, the respondent's level of trust in government, whether congressional representatives should solve national problems or only be concerned with their specific constituencies, and to whom congressional representatives paid the most attention in practice. Respondents were also asked whether non-voters had the right to complain about electoral outcomes, whether the Clinton scandal had prevented political debate on the real issues during the campaigns, whether the Clinton scandal would influence voter turnout and electoral decisions, and how they felt about the content of campaign commercials. Background information on respondents includes age, race, sex, political party, political orientation, marital status, employment status, voter registration and participation history, labor union membership, religion, education, age of children in household, and family income.
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    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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  • (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.

2010-02-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2663 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02663.v1

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