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CBS News Monthly Poll, June 2002

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 3 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Afghanistan War; al Qaeda; bin Laden, Osama; Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009); Bush, George W.; Catholic Church; Catholic priests; counterterrorism; foreign policy; Middle East; military intervention; national economy; national security; presidency; presidential elections; presidential performance; public opinion; September 11 attack; sexual abuse; terrorism; terrorist threat; United States House of Representatives
  • Abstract

    This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly polls that solicit opinions on the presidency and on other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions on the following: the effectiveness of President George W. Bush and his administration, the war in Afghanistan, terrorism and the effects of the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States Department of Homeland Security, the scandals in the Catholic Church, possible military action in Iraq, and the 2000 United States presidential and 2002 House of Representatives elections. Questions addressed President Bush's handling of fighting in the Middle East, terrorism, foreign policy, and the economy, the goals of the Bush administration and its domestic policies, who was setting the administration's policies, and how respondents viewed United States Attorney General John Ashcroft. Other questions focused on the progress of the war in Afghanistan and the ramifications and likelihood of capturing or killing al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. Questions probed for respondents' opinions about the likelihood of another terrorist attack, the use of military tribunals as opposed to civilian courts to try terrorists, the government's actions to prevent terrorism, the likelihood of a nuclear attack being launched by another country as opposed to a terrorist organization, the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security, pre-emptive strikes against other countries, and the Central Intelligence Agency's involvement in weakening foreign governments. Respondents were also queried about the effectiveness of the Catholic Church and the Pope in handling sexual abuse allegations against priests and drafting policies on how to deal with future allegations. Background variables include age, sex, education, ethnicity, political orientation, marital status, the lack or presence of children in the household, ages of the children, 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: 2002-06
  • 2002-06-18 / 2002-06-20
    Collection date: 2002-06-18--2002-06-20
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
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
  • 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' privacy.

    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.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3698 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03698.v2

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

CBS News (2003): CBS News Monthly Poll, June 2002. Version 3. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v3. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.