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CBS News/New York Times National Surveys, 1982

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
arms race; civil rights; congressional elections; constitutional amendments; demographic characteristics; domestic policy; elections; foreign policy; international relations; national economy; nuclear weapons; presidential performance; public opinion; public policy; Reagan, Ronald; social services; womens rights
  • Abstract

    This data collection 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 to give their opinions of President Ronald Reagan and his handling of the presidency, foreign policy, and the economy, as well as their views on the Israeli-Lebanese conflict, El Salvador, and the Equal Rights Amendment. These national surveys were administered by telephone to one eligible respondent per household. The data are contained in seven files. Part 1, January 1982, includes data about the Reagan presidency and standard CBS demographic or background variables. Part 2, March 1982, contains questions on El Salvador and the policies of the Reagan Administration. Part 3, May 1982, contains questions on the nuclear freeze movement. Part 4, June 1982 (Part 1), contains a small set of background variables, and several questions about the Israeli-Lebanese conflict and Alexander Haig's resignation as Secretary of State. Part 5, June 1982 (All), contains data about the Equal Rights Amendment and women's movement. Part 6, September 1982, and Part 7, October 1982, are pre-election surveys and they include a number of questions relating to the forthcoming congressional elections, evaluation of the Reagan Administration's policies, the political parties, the impact of various issues on the elections, and the respondent's past voting behavior as well as current voting intentions. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, religion, income, and education, is available for each respondent.
  • 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: Standardized missing values.; Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: January 1982
    • DS2: March 1982
    • DS3: May 1982
    • DS4: June 1982 (Part 1)
    • DS5: June 1982 (All)
    • DS6: September 1982
    • DS7: October 1982
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1982
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Households with telephones in the coterminous United States.
Stratified, random-digit dialing with initial screening interviews to determine residential status before inclusion in the sample. Respondent selection within households was designed to control for sex and the relative age composition of the household.
Collection Mode
  • Each file contains weights, which must be used in any analysis. There are two sets of weights in the September and October surveys. The first is the standard demographic weight and the second was created by adjusting for probability of voting.

    It is recommended that Part 4, June 1982 (Part 1), and Part 5, June 1982 (All), not be combined for analysis.

    CBS News was the sole principal investigator for Parts 4 and 5. 2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 8 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 8 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9053 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09053.v1
  • Russett, Bruce M., Cowden, Jonathan, Kinsella, David, Murray, Shoon. Did Americans' Expectations of Nuclear War Reduce Their Savings. International Studies Quarterly.38, (4), 587-603.1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Chressanthis, George A., Shaffer, Stephen D.. Major-Party Failure and Third-Party Voting in Presidential Elections, 1976-1988. Social Science Quarterly.74, (2), 264-273.1993.
  • Patterson, Kelly D., Magleby, David B.. Poll Trends: Public Support for Congress. Public Opinion Quarterly.56, (4), 539-551.1992.
    • ID: 10.1086/269346 (DOI)
  • Wright, Gerald C.. Policy voting in the U.S. Senate: Who is represented?. Legislative Studies Quarterly.14, (4), 465-486.1989.
    • ID: (URL)
  • 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)
  • Erikson, Robert S., McIver, John P., Wright, Gerald C.. State Political Culture and Public Opinion. American Political Science Review.81, (3), 797-814.1987.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Holbrook-Provow, Thomas M., Poe, Steven C.. Measuring State Political Ideology. American Politics Quarterly.15, (3), 399-416.1987.
    • ID: 10.1177/004478087015003006 (DOI)
  • Holsti, Ole R.. Public opinion and containment. Containing the Soviet Union: A Critique of U.S. Policy.Washington, DC: Pergamon-Brassey's International Defense Publishers. 1987.
  • Gillroy, John M., Shapiro, Robert Y.. The Polls: Environmental Protection. Public Opinion Quarterly.50, (2), 270-279.1986.
    • ID: 10.1086/268981 (DOI)
  • Wirls, Daniel. Reinterpreting the Gender Gap. Public Opinion Quarterly.50, (3), 316-330.1986.
    • ID: 10.1086/268986 (DOI)
  • Shapiro, Robert Y., Smith, Tom W.. The Polls: Social Security. Public Opinion Quarterly.49, (4), 561-572.1985.
    • ID: 10.1086/268951 (DOI)
  • Wright, Gerald C., Erikson, Robert S., McIver, John P.. Measuring state partisanship and ideology with survey data. Journal of Politics.47, (2), 469-489.1985.
  • De Boer, Connie. The polls: Attitudes toward unemployment. Public Opinion Quarterly.47, (3), 432-441.1983.
    • ID: 10.1086/268801 (DOI)
  • Smith, Tom W.. The Polls: American Attitudes Toward the Soviet Union and Communism. Public Opinion Quarterly.47, (2), 277-292.1983.
    • ID: 10.1086/268786 (DOI)
  • Waksberg, Joseph. Sampling methods for random digit dialing. Journal of the American Statistical Association.73, (361), 40-46.1978.
    • ID: (URL)

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1984): CBS News/New York Times National Surveys, 1982. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.