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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, May 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
AIDS; arms control; arms control negotiations; Bush, George H.W.; federal budget deficit; foreign policy; foreign relations; Gorbachev, Mikhail; nuclear war; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; race relations; savings and loan crisis; social issues; taxes
  • 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: foreign policy, the federal budget deficit, taxes, race relations, the government's role in helping Blacks, problems in the savings and loan industry, AIDS, and flag burning. Additionally, respondents were questioned regarding their awareness of changes in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, relations with the Soviet Union and Lithuania, the world influence of the United States and the Soviet Union, nuclear war, arms control, the upcoming summit meeting between Bush and Gorbachev, and their opinions of Mikhail Gorbachev. Demographic information collected includes sex, age, race, education, family income, religion, ethnicity, political orientation, party preference, voting behavior, and knowledge of AIDS victims.
  • 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
  • 1990-05-22 / 1990-05-24
    Time period: 1990-05-22--1990-05-24
  • 1990-05-22 / 1990-05-24
    Collection date: 1990-05-22--1990-05-24
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.

2011-01-19 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
  • 9499 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09499.v1
  • 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)

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, May 1990. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.