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CBS News/New York Times National and Local Surveys, 1984

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
candidates; diplomacy; elections; foreign policy; leisure; political attitudes; presidential debates; presidential elections; presidential performance; primaries; public opinion; trust in government; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This collection provides a continuum of information which measures the perceptions and awareness which Americans have had of the evolving political landscape in a presidential election year. The collection contains items about Reagan's job performance, evaluations of the candidates, and domestic and foreign policy issues.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: January 14-24: Iowa
    • DS2: January 14-21: National
    • DS3: February 21-25: National
    • DS4: March 21-24: National
    • DS5: March 21-24: February/March Panel, National
    • DS6: April 23-26: National
    • DS7: June 23-28: National
    • DS8: July 12: National
    • DS9: August 5-9: National
    • DS10: September 12-15: National
    • DS11: October 7 and 9: First Presidential Debate Surveys
    • DS12: October 21 and 24-25: Second Presidential Debate Surveys
    • DS15: September 30-October 4: National
    • DS16: October 14-17: National
    • DS17: October 23-25: National
    • DS18: October 31-November 2: National
    • DS19: October 11: Vice Presidential Debate Panel, National
    • DS20: October 31-November 3: National
    • DS21: November 8-14: Pre-Post Election Panel, National
    • DS22: November 4: National
    • DS23: December 2-4: National
    • DS24: November 2-4: National
    • DS25: Questionnaire
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1984
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Eligible voters 18 years or older.
Stratified random-digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • Each dataset has a weight variable that must be used in all analyses. Part 3 is a question ordering experiment (2 interview schedules were used). Part 5 is a panel study of likely democratic voters interviewed during February 21-25, 1984 and during March 21-24, 1984. Part 7 contains an oversample of black adults. Part 19 is the vice presidential debate panel. The first wave was administered during September 12-15, 1984, and the short second wave questionnaire was asked on October 11, 1984. Part 21 is the pre-election/post-election panel. The first wave was administered during October 31-November 2, 1984 and the post-election wave was conducted during November 8-14, 1984. Part 24 covers the period of November 2-4, 1984 and was used by the New York Times exclusively. The format of the presidential debate files has been changed. CBS News/New York Times provided two new merged data files, one for each set of presidential debate surveys, to replace parts 11-14. Part 11 now contains both surveys concerning the first presidential debate (formerly parts 11 and 12). Part 12 now contains both surveys concerning the second presidential debate (formerly parts 13 and 14).

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8399 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08399.v1
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    • ID: (URL)
  • Weaver, R. Kent, Shapiro, Robert Y., Jacobs, Lawrence R.. Trends: Welfare. Public Opinion Quarterly.59, (4), 606 -1995.
    • ID: 10.1086/269496 (DOI)
  • Welch, Susan, Sigelman, Lee. The Politics of Hispanic Americans: Insights from National Surveys, 1980-1988. Social Science Quarterly.74, (1), 76-94.1993.
  • Geer, John G.. The Effects of Presidential Debates on the Electorate's Preferences for Candidates. American Politics Quarterly.16, (4), 486-501.1988.
    • ID: 10.1177/004478088016004005 (DOI)
  • Robinson, John P., Fleishman, John A.. A report: Ideological identification: Trends and interpretations of the liberal-conservative balance. Public Opinion Quarterly.52, (1), 134-145.1988.
    • ID: 10.1086/269086 (DOI)
  • Shapiro, Robert Y., Patterson, Kelly D., Russell, Judith, Young, John T.. The polls: Public Assistance. Public Opinion Quarterly.51, (1), 120-130.1987.
    • ID: 10.1086/269020 (DOI)
  • Hedlund, Ronald D., Watts, Meredith W.. The Wisconsin Open Primary, 1968 to 1984. American Politics Quarterly.14, (1-2), 55-73.1986.
  • Wirls, Daniel. Reinterpreting the Gender Gap. Public Opinion Quarterly.50, (3), 316-330.1986.
    • ID: 10.1086/268986 (DOI)

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1985): CBS News/New York Times National and Local Surveys, 1984. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.