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CBS News State of the Union Poll, January 2000

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded January 21-23, 2000, 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. The focus of this data collection was on the political atmosphere in the United States prior to President Bill Clinton's January 27, 2001, State of the Union address. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President Clinton and his handling of the presidency, as well as their views of Vice President Al Gore and the United States Congress. Respondents were also asked to specify which of the following issues was most important for the government to address: the budget deficit, education, health care, Medicare, Social Security, or taxes. A series of questions addressed the upcoming November 7, 2000, presidential election, including whether the respondent's vote should be considered a vote in support of or against Clinton's policies, what leadership style the next president should employ, and whether the respondent would vote for the Democratic or Republican candidate, if the election were held that day. An additional question sought respondents' views on whether Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who was found off the Florida coast after escaping Cuba, should remain in the United States with relatives or return to live with his father in Cuba. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, race, Hispanic origin, and marital status.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-01-21 / 2000-01-23
    Time period: 2000-01-21--2000-01-23
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, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR 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 on the ICPSR Web site.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2920 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

CBS News (2001): CBS News State of the Union Poll, January 2000. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.