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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, January 1988

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 control negotiations; defense spending; Democratic Party (USA); financial disclosure; government spending; Hart, Gary; income tax; medical conditions; military expenditures; national economy; Nicaragua; nuclear weapons; politicians; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential elections; presidential performance; public information; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; Republican Party (USA); Soviet Union; space exploration; space shuttle
  • Abstract

    This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluates the Reagan presidency and solicits opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include the national economy, nuclear arms treaties between the United States and the Soviet Union, spending on space exploration, the shuttle program, federal spending on the military and defense programs, aid to the contras in Nicaragua, and whether certain aspects of a politician's personal life such as a serious medical condition or cheating on income taxes should be public knowledge. In addition, respondents were queried about their views on the candidates for the 1988 presidential election. Respondents were asked whether they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the various candidates, whom their party should nominate for president, whether the Republicans or the Democrats had a better group of candidates, and which candidate cared most about the needs of people like the respondent. Respondents who supported Gary Hart for the Democratic presidential nomination were telephoned again and asked an additional series of questions to determine whether disclosures by the media regarding improprieties in Hart's financing of his 1984 presidential campaign had changed their minds at all. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, marital status, income, sex, religious preference, education, and race.
  • 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
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks, ampersands (&), and dashes (-). Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

2011-01-07 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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
  • 9098 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09098.v1
  • Ridout, Christine F.. The Role of Media Coverage of Iowa and New Hampshire in the 1988 Democratic Nomination. American Politics Quarterly.19, (1), 43-58.1991.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X9101900103 (DOI)
  • Bartels, Larry M., Broh, C. Anthony. A review: The 1988 presidential primaries. Public Opinion Quarterly.53, (4), 563-589.1989.
    • ID: 10.1086/269172 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

CBS News; The New York Times (1990): CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, January 1988. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.