CBS News New Hampshire Primary Poll #2, January 2000

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
abortion; Bradley, Bill; Bush, George H.W.; Bush, George W.; Clinton, Bill; Forbes, Steve; Gore, Al; income taxes; Keyes, Alan; McCain, John; political campaigns; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential debates; presidential elections; presidential performance; primaries; voter preferences
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, conducted January 28-30, 2000, was designed to assess respondents' views on the upcoming presidential election and New Hampshire primaries. Residents of the state of New Hampshire were asked to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton and his handling of the presidency, as well as their views of former President George Bush. Respondents were asked whether they intended to vote in the New Hampshire presidential primaries to be held February 1, 2000, and what their opinions were of Democratic candidates Vice President Al Gore and former New Jersey senator Bill Bradley, and Republican candidates Texas governor George W. Bush, Arizona senator John McCain, publisher Steve Forbes, radio talk show host Alan Keyes, and Family Research Council president Gary Bauer. Those polled were asked which candidate they intended to vote for and which candidate they thought would win, and whether they had ever considered voting in the opposing political party's primary. Respondents were further asked whether they watched or listened to the January 26, 2000, presidential primary debates, which candidate they thought won the debates, and which candidate could be trusted. Additional questions relating to the presidential campaigns probed respondent views on the candidates' use of their campaign time, the amount of attention respondents had given to the campaign, and whether they had seen any of the candidates in person. Additional survey items focused on abortion, the most important problems facing the country, and whether a flat or graduated income tax system was preferable. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, political orientation, voter registration and participation history, marital status, education, religion, race, Hispanic descent, computer and Internet access, military service, years as a resident of New Hampshire, and household income.
  • 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
  • Time period: 2000-01
  • 2000-01-28 / 2000-01-30
    Collection date: 2000-01-28--2000-01-30
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the state of New Hampshire aged 18 and over having telephones at home.
A variation of random-digit dialing using primary sampling units (PSUs) was employed, consisting of blocks of 100 telephone numbers identical through the eighth digit and stratified by geographic region, area code, and size of place. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963).
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.

    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.

2009-04-29 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR updated the frequency file for this collection to include the original question text.2009-04-22 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.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2923 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02923.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 10 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15