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CBS News/New York Times Iowa Poll, January 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
campaign finance; conservatism; Democratic Party (USA); Hart, Gary; Iowa; Iran Contra affair; liberalism; military expenditures; national economy; nuclear weapons; presidential candidates; Republican Party (USA)
  • Abstract

    In this survey respondents were asked their opinions of the presidential candidates prior to the Iowa caucuses on February 8. Caucus participants were asked their opinions of the candidates, whom they wanted their party to nominate, whether they agreed with the candidates on the issues, if candidates had leadership qualities or enough experience to be president, if candidates cared about their needs, and what their contact with candidates' campaigns had been. Respondents also were asked which party had a better group of candidates, whether the Democratic party should retain its liberal principles or modify them, and whether the Republican party should retain its conservative principles. Other topics included previous caucus participation and voting, short range nuclear missiles, Gary Hart, campaign debts, the state and national economies, federal military spending, and aid to the Nicaraguan contras. Background information includes party identification, religious preference and importance, education, age, race, farm employment, and income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-01-02 / 1988-01-05
    Time period: 1988-01-02--1988-01-05
  • 1988-01-02 / 1988-01-05
    Collection date: 1988-01-02--1988-01-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in Iowa.
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks and alphabetics, and telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9100 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • 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: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

CBS News; The New York Times (1989): CBS News/New York Times Iowa Poll, January 1988. Version 1. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.