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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #6, November 2000

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
  • Abstract

    This poll, conducted November 27-28, 2000, is part of a continuing series of surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. The study was conducted to assess respondents' interest in and opinions about the 2000 presidential election. Respondents were asked whether they participated in the last presidential election on November 7, 2000, and whom they voted for. They also gave their opinions of both presidential candidates, Vice President Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush, their running mates, the Democratic Party vice presidential candidate Joe Lieberman and the Republican Party vice presidential candidate Dick Cheney, and the respective parties. Those polled were asked whether Bush and Gore would be able to lead the country effectively and whether they would bring together or divide different groups of Americans. The survey queried respondents on the way the Bush and Gore campaigns were handling the uncertain outcome of the election, the legitimacy of the election, the electoral college, the accuracy of Florida's vote count, and the effects of the presidential election controversy. Respondents were asked whom voters in Florida intended to vote for, whether one of the candidates should concede, and when the outcome would finally be resolved. Additional questions focused on the United States Supreme Court and its involvement in the election, Cheney's health condition, partisanship in Congress, and the situation in the national economy. Respondents also indicated whether Bush was right in starting to form his administration before the court cases were resolved. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, education, race/ethnic identity, voter registration, political party affiliation, political orientation, marital status, children in the household, and household income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000-11
  • 2000-11-27 / 2000-11-28
    Collection date: 2000-11-27--2000-11-28
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States 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
  • 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
  • 3238 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

CBS News; The New York Times (2001): CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #6, November 2000. Version 1. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.