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CBS News/New York Times National and Local Surveys, 1987

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-01-10
Language
English
Description
  • Abstract

    As part of an ongoing data collection effort, CBS News and The New York Times conducted a series of interviews. The substantive common denominator in the surveys was a continuing evaluation of the Reagan presidency. Each survey also raised questions of topical relevance and/or broader social concern, including the following: Part 1: Government figures and race relations in New York City. Part 2: The space program, 1988 presidential candidates, the Iran-Contra matter, economic problems, and the Strategic Defense Initiative. Part 3: The Tower Commission Report and the Iran-Contra matter. Part 4: Ronald Reagan's speech of March 4, 1987 and the Iran-Contra matter. Part 5: Television evangelists, focusing on the PTL and Jim Bakker. Parts 6 and 7: Israeli involvement in the Jonathan Pollard spy case and the Iranian arms sale, and relations between the United States and Israel. Part 8: The Iran-Contra matter and 1988 presidential candidates with special emphasis on Gary Hart. Part 9: The Constitution, examining the operation, characteristics and relations among the three branches of the federal government. Part 10: The Iran-Contra hearings and testimony and actions of Oliver North. Part 11: The Iran-Contra hearings and testimony of Oliver North, Robert McFarlane, and John Poindexter. Part 12: Aid to the contras, the Iranian arms sale, the Bork nomination to the Supreme Court, and l988 presidential candidates focusing on George Bush. Part 13: Pope John Paul the Second and moral, social, and political issues facing the Catholic Church. Part 14: The role of parish priests and the current moral, social, and political issues facing the Catholic Church. Part 15: Arms control and Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork. Part 16: Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork and United States Navy ships in the Persian Gulf. Part 17: Business and industry in the United States. Part 18: l988 presidential candidates, social and economic problems facing the United States, and a comparison of the the two major political parties. Part 19: The campaigns of l988 Presidential candidates from each party, social and economic problems facing the United States, and Iowa's caucus system. Part 20: The Ginsburg nomination to the Supreme Court and his withdrawal, and respondents' opinions of factors that might disqualify someone from serving in public office. Part 21: The federal budget deficit, foreign trade, 1988 presidential candidates, and United States-Soviet arms control negotiations. Part 22: 1988 presidential candidates, and the re-entry of Gary Hart into the race. All surveys contain demographic information on respondents.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: January 4-6, 1987: New York City Survey
    • DS2: January 18-21, 1987: January Survey
    • DS3: February 28-March 1, 1987: Tower Commission Report Survey
    • DS4: March 4, 1987: Tower Commission Report Survey II
    • DS5: March 28-29, 1987: Television Evangelist Survey
    • DS6: April 5-8, 1987: Israel Survey I, Jewish and Non-Jewish Respondents
    • DS7: April 5-8, 1987: Israel Survey II, Jewish Respondents
    • DS8: May 5-6, 1987: May (Hart) Survey
    • DS9: May 11-14, 1987: Constitution Poll
    • DS10: July 9, 1987: North Survey
    • DS11: July 16, 1987: Poindexter Survey
    • DS12: July 21-22, 1987: July Survey
    • DS13: August 16-20, 1987: Catholic Survey
    • DS14: August 24-28, 1987: Catholic Priest Survey
    • DS15: September 9-10, 1987: Bork/Arms Control Poll
    • DS16: September 21-22, 1987: Persian Gulf Poll
    • DS17: September 29-October 9, 1987: Business World Survey
    • DS18: October 18-22, 1987: October Survey
    • DS19: October 21-24, 1987: Iowa Survey
    • DS20: November 8, 1987: Ginsburg Survey
    • DS21: November 20-24, 1987: November Poll
    • DS22: December 15, 1987: Hart Survey II
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987
  • Collection date: 1987
Sampled Universe
Adults in the United States aged 18 and over. Part 1: New York City residents aged 18 and over. Part 4: Respondents from Part 3 survey. Part 7: Adult Jews in the United States. Part 15: Roman Catholic priests in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Part 17: Graduates of six business schools. Part 19: Iowa residents aged 18 and over.
Sampling
Stratified random digit dialing. Part 5 is an oversample of the southern United States. Part 14 is an oversample of Catholics. Parts 6 and 7, Israel Surveys I and II, are based on two separate samples. The sample for Israel Survey I consists of 1,045 adults (1,012 non-Jews and 33 Jews) and represents the correct proportion of Jews and non-Jews across the United States. The survey is weighted to correspond to the same national population parameters used for all national surveys. The sample for Israel Survey II consists of 437 Jews and provides a statistically reliable sample of these respondents. The survey is weighted to reflect only the characteristics of Jews nationwide.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks, ampersand (&), and dash (-) codes. Each dataset, except Part 17, contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to "999" for reasons of confidentiality. Part 17 was conducted and used by The New York Times exclusively.

Note
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 23 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 23 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8718 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Gimpel, James G., Wolpert, Robin M.. Opinion-Holding and Public Attitudes Toward Controversial Supreme Court Nominees. Political Research Quarterly.49, (1), 177-189.1996.

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1989): CBS News/New York Times National and Local Surveys, 1987. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08718.v1