CBS News Post-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.; education; federal budget surplus; Medicare; national debt; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; social issues; Social Security; tax cuts
  • Abstract

    This poll, conducted February 27, 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. Respondents were asked for their opinions of President George W. Bush and his handling of the presidency, following Bush's first address to Congress earlier in the evening. Views were sought on the proposals outlined by Bush during the address, including income tax cuts, increased education spending, increased funding for Social Security and Medicare, and using the federal budget surplus to reduce the national debt. Respondents were queried as to whether they thought Bush or other individuals were in charge of the administration, whether Democrats would work with the administration, and whether the priorities of the Bush administration were shared by the American people. Respondents were also asked whether they supported Bush's proposed $1.6 trillion tax cut and whether it would be possible to preserve social programs after such tax a cut. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, marital status, education, religion, children in household, race, Hispanic descent, and household income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2001-02
  • Collection date: 2001-02-27
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
  • 3277 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03277.v1
  • Jacobson, Gary C.. Terror, terrain, and turnout: Explaining the 2002 midterm elections. Political Science Quarterly.118, (1), 1-22.2003.

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