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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, April 1989

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
abortion; AIDS; birth control; Bush, George H.W.; drugs; federal budget deficit; foreign policy; hunger; illegal gambling; illegal immigrants; legalized gambling; lotteries; national economy; organized crime; presidency; presidential performance; pro-choice movement; pro-life movement; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; United States Supreme Court; women
  • 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. Survey respondents were asked a series of detailed questions on abortion covering topics such as legalization, abortion as a method of birth control, the possible outcome of several Supreme Court decisions, abortion as murder, and the main reasons women have abortions. Respondents also were asked a series of questions on gambling including such topics as state lotteries, legalized gambling, organized crime, gambling in professional baseball, and the respondent's winnings and losses from gambling. In addition, respondents were asked if they approved of Bush's handling of foreign policy and the economy, if Bush had a clear idea of what he wanted to do as president, and which problems Bush should make an all-out effort to solve first, e.g., AIDS, the drug problem, the budget deficit, hunger, and illegal immigration. 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
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-04-13 / 1989-04-16
    Time period: 1989-04-13--1989-04-16
  • 1989-04-13 / 1989-04-16
    Collection date: 1989-04-13--1989-04-16
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.

2010-07-29 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
  • 9234 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09234.v1
  • Johnson, Timothy R., Martin, Andrew D.. The public's conditional response to Supreme Court decisions. American Political Science Review.92, (2), 299-309.1998.
    • ID: (URL)

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, April 1989. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.