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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, July 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
abortion; AIDS; arms control; Bush, George H.W.; capital punishment; Dukakis, Michael; environmental protection; federal budget deficit; gays and lesbians; government spending; income tax; military intervention; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential elections; public opinion; vice-presidential candidates; voter preferences; voting behavior
  • 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 future of the next generation of Americans, protection of the environment, federal spending, abortion, income tax rates, discrimination against homosexuals, the federal budget deficit, the death penalty for major drug dealers, the use of United States naval vessels to protect foreign-owned oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, and important problems facing the country such as AIDS, arms control, and hunger. In addition, respondents were queried about their views on the candidates and campaigns for the 1988 presidential election. Questions asked of respondents include whether they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the various presidential candidates, whom the Republicans and the Democrats should nominate for president, whom Michael Dukakis should pick as his vice-presidential running mate, and the ability of Bush and Dukakis to deal wisely with a difficult international crisis. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, union membership, income, sex, marital status, 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
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-07-05 / 1988-07-08
    Time period: 1988-07-05--1988-07-08
  • 1988-07-05 / 1988-07-08
    Collection date: 1988-07-05--1988-07-08
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, and telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

2011-04-29 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9110 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09110.v1
  • Forsythe, Robert, Nelson, Forrest, Neumann, George R., Wright, Jack. Anatomy of an experimental political stock market. American Economic Review.82, (5), 1142-1161.1992.
  • Shelley, Mack C. II, Hwang, Hwarng-du. The mass media and public opinion polls in the 1988 presidential election: Trends, accuracy, consistency, and events. American Politics Research.19, (1), 59-79.1991.
  • Shelley, Mack C., II, Hwang, Hwarng-Du. The Mass Media and Public Opinion Polls in the 1988 Presidential Election. American Politics Quarterly.19, (1), 59-79.1991.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X9101900104 (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: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

CBS News; The New York Times (1990): CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, July 1988. Version 2. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.