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CBS News Pre-Presidential Address to Congress Poll, February 2001

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
Bush, George W.; educational testing; Iraq; leadership; military air strikes; national economy; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; social issues; tax cuts; United States Congress
  • Abstract

    This poll, conducted February 19-26, 2001, 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. In the days preceding Bush's first address to Congress on February 27, 2001, respondents were asked for their opinions of President George W. Bush and his handling of the presidency as well as their views on the United States Congress and the state of the nation's economy. Their views were also sought on whether Bush or other individuals were in charge of the administration, whether Bush would work with both parties in Congress, and whether the Democrats would work with Bush. Those polled were asked whether they believed that Bush cared about the problems of people like them, whether he possessed strong leadership skills, whether he shared their priorities for the country, and whether he was capable of dealing wisely with an international crisis. Respondents were asked whether Bush's proposed $1.6 trillion tax cut was a sound plan, and whether social programs could be preserved after such a tax cut. Additional topics covered the recent United States air strikes against Iraq, mandatory testing of students in public schools to rate the schools' effectiveness, whether such test results should be used to determine which schools could receive federal funds, and whether the respondent intended to watch Bush's congressional address. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, 2000 presidential choice, education, race, Hispanic descent, children in household, and income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2001-02
  • 2001-02-19 / 2001-02-26
    Collection date: 2001-02-19--2001-02-26
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over with access to the Internet via Web TV.
This CBS News poll was conducted online by Knowledge Networks among a national random sample of registered voters. Knowledge Networks polled a sample of registered voters in its household panel, which is a nationally representative sample of households with access to the Internet via Web TV.
2005-12-15 On 2005-08-15 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-12-15 to reflect these additions.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3276 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03276.v1

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

CBS News (2002): CBS News Pre-Presidential Address to Congress Poll, February 2001. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.