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CBS News/New York Times Vice-Presidential Debate Panel Survey, October 1988

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1989-09-26
Language
English
Free Keywords
Bentsen, Lloyd; leadership; political issues; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential debates; presidential elections; public opinion; Quayle, Dan; vice-presidential candidates; voter preferences; voting behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Respondents' opinions on various issues were solicited in this panel survey, before and after the vice-presidential debate on October 5, 1989. Before the debate, respondents were asked their opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates, how likely they were to vote in the 1988 presidential election, how they would vote, their choice if they were only voting for president or for vice-president, which candidate did the best job in the first presidential debate, and whether Dan Quayle's being in his 40s made him better able to represent people under 45. Their opinions were sought on the presidential candidates' judgment and ability to deal with an international crisis, and on the influence that groups such as labor unions, big business, pro-Israel groups, and groups that support the contras have on United States policy. Other topics included space exploration and travel, aid to Israel, negotiating with the Palestine Liberation Organization, the national economy, the American Civil Liberties Union, respondents' previous voting behavior, and the first presidential debate. After the debate, respondents were recontacted and asked who won the debate, whether there was one thing either of the candidates said or did that impressed them the most, who they would vote for, and whether the panelists were fair to both candidates. Both before and after the debate, respondents were asked whether they would worry if Quayle or Bentsen had to become president and whether Quayle and Bentsen understood the problems that confront a president. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, liberal to conservative identification, armed forces membership, age, marital status, income, ethnicity, religious preference, employment status, farm employment, and education.
  • 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

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-10-01 / 1988-10-05
    Time period: 1988-10-01--1988-10-05
  • 1988-10-01 / 1988-10-05
    Collection date: 1988-10-01--1988-10-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.
Sampling
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. Telephone exchanges and numbers have been recoded to '9's for reasons of confidentiality.

Note
2011-11-16 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9141 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09141.v1
Publications
  • 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 Vice-Presidential Debate Panel Survey, October 1988. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09141.v2