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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, January 1990

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
Bush, George H.W.; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; social issues
  • Abstract

    This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Bush presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include Bush's political orientation, comparison of Bush and Reagan, Bush's greatest accomplishment/biggest failure in his first year, Bush's concern for the needs and problems of Blacks and of people like the respondent, whether Bush is in charge of what goes on in his administration, whether Bush has made the United States a kinder, gentler nation, and whether Bush will continue sending American troops into other countries to overthrow dictators. Additionally, respondents were questioned regarding foreign policy, the national economy, the drug problem, abortion, the environment, taxes, the homeless, Social Security, the Iran-Contra affair, corruption in Congress, federal spending on defense, how a potential peace dividend should be used, nuclear war, the cold war, women in combat, the invasion of Panama, Noriega's trial, and relations with China. They were also asked for their opinions of the Republican and Democratic parties, congressional representatives, and Dan Quayle. Demographic information collected includes sex, age, race, education, family income, religion, ethnicity, political orientation, party preference, and voting behavior.
  • 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
  • 1990-01-13 / 1990-01-15
    Time period: 1990-01-13--1990-01-15
  • 1990-01-13 / 1990-01-15
    Collection date: 1990-01-13--1990-01-15
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality.

2010-10-22 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9497 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09497.v1
  • Magleby, David B., Patterson, Kelly D.. Trends: Congressional Reform. Public Opinion Quarterly.58, (3), 419-427.1994.
    • ID: 10.1086/269436 (DOI)
  • Russett, Bruce M., Cowden, Jonathan, Kinsella, David, Murray, Shoon. Did Americans' Expectations of Nuclear War Reduce Their Savings. International Studies Quarterly.38, (4), 587-603.1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Patterson, Kelly D., Magleby, David B.. Poll Trends: Public Support for Congress. Public Opinion Quarterly.56, (4), 539-551.1992.
    • ID: 10.1086/269346 (DOI)

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1991): CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, January 1990. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.