CBS News Monthly Poll, December 1999

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 3 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
  • Abstract

    This poll, fielded December 13-16, 1999, 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 related to the women's movement queried respondents on whether they would vote for a woman presidential candidate and if the country was ready to elect a woman, how they felt about the Equal Rights Amendment, differences in employment opportunities, salaries and home responsibilities between the genders, and general attitudes regarding feminism and the women's rights movement. Views were also sought on the upcoming federal elections, including the Democratic and Republican primaries/caucuses. Respondents were asked for their opinions of Texas governor George W. Bush, Vice President Al Gore, former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley, Arizona senator John McCain, publisher Steve Forbes, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, developer Donald Trump, and Reform Party founder Ross Perot. They were also asked about the importance of a candidate's prior military service, the amount of attention they paid to the campaign, and the likelihood that they would vote in the primary and general elections. Questions also addressed which candidates respondents would like to see as the party nominees, which nominees they would most likely vote for in head-to-head matchups among Gore, Bradley, McCain, and Bush, which party they would vote for in the presidential and congressional elections, and which party they voted for in the 1996 presidential and U.S. House elections. Respondents were also asked to provide their opinions of President Clinton's job performance and the most important problem for the government to address. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, ethnicity, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, marital status, employment status, family income, and age of children in the household.
  • 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..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999-12-13 / 1999-12-16
    Time period: 1999-12-13--1999-12-16
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 through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

    The ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has been added to the collection.

2009-07-28 Minor edits were made to the frequency file cover.2009-07-22 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR created the full data product suite for this collection. Note that the ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has also been added.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2873 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02873.v2

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