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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, August 1990

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; banks; Bush, George H.W.; capital punishment; congressional elections; convicted offender incapacitation; Democratic Party (USA); federal budget deficit; federal government; foreign policy; gun control legislation; inflation; jury selection; Kuwait; life sentences; military service; national economy; political ethics; presidency; presidential elections; presidential performance; public opinion; Republican Party (USA); savings and loans crisis; Souter, David; taxes; unemployment rate; United States Congress; United States House of Representatives; voting behavior
  • 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 national economy, taxes, respondents' views of the most important problem facing the country and which political party could best handle it, present consequences and future expectations regarding Iraq's invasion of Kuwait and the United States' response, whether inflation or unemployment was a more important problem, the federal budget deficit, respondents' party preferences in the 1990 United States House of Representatives election and 1992 presidential election, standards of ethics in government, and factors affecting respondents' preferences in congressional elections. Additionally, respondents were questioned regarding the savings and loan crisis. They were asked how banks compared with savings and loans and who has benefited most from the policies of the federal government. Other topics covered include abortion, respondent's financial situation, whether voting, jury duty, and military service is a duty or a choice, national handgun laws, capital punishment, whether convicted murderers serving life sentences should be paroled, and opinions of George Bush, Neil Bush, David Souter, Congress, and the Democratic and Republican parties. Demographic information collected includes sex, age, race, education, parental status, family income, employment status, religion, ethnicity, political orientation, party preference, voting behavior, party of United States Representative, jury duty service, and service in the armed forces.
  • 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
  • 1990-08-16 / 1990-08-19
    Time period: 1990-08-16--1990-08-19
  • 1990-08-16 / 1990-08-19
    Collection date: 1990-08-16--1990-08-19
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' and the names of respondents have been blanked for reasons of confidentiality.

2010-09-16 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
  • 9503 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09503.v1
  • Gimpel, James G., Wolpert, Robin M.. Opinion-Holding and Public Attitudes Toward Controversial Supreme Court Nominees. Political Research Quarterly.49, (1), 177-189.1996.
  • 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: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

CBS News; The New York Times (1991): CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, August 1990. Version 2. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.