My da|ra Login

Detailed view

metadata language: English

CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Survey, January #4, 2011

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • CBS News
  • 60 Minutes
  • Vanity Fair
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
2012-05-23
Language
English
Free Keywords
attitudes; education; entertainment; holidays; income; Lincoln, Abraham; marijuana; marriage; Obama, Barack; opinions; party identification; political philosophy; presidency; presidential performance; religion; September 11 attack; social behavior; social issues; Tea Party movement; voting behavior; Washington, George
Description
  • Abstract

    This poll, fielded January 27-31, 2011 is a part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked how well Barack Obama was handling the presidency, who was the greatest president in American history, and whether the respondents would want their child to grow up to be president. Opinions were collected about potential holidays such as Election Day, who the respondents felt was the most influential African-American in United States history, the institution of marriage, entertainment choices, medical marijuana, who or what is to blame for obesity among children, and whether laws should be enacted to prevent public acts such as breast feeding, spitting, and/or cursing. Respondents were also queried on whether they felt the United States would be more vulnerable or stronger by having no state secrets, and what they felt was the ideal retirement age. Additional topics included the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day, interest in visiting Cuba, knowledge of the location of Tunisia, in which industries respondents would be least likely to invest money, institutions for the developmentally disabled, the Tea Party movement, and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, marital status, education level, household income, employment status, religious preference, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), political party affiliation, political philosophy, and whether respondents thought of themselves as born-again Christians.
  • Methods

    The data contain a weight variable that should be used in analyzing the data. According to the CBS News Web site, the data were weighted to match United States Census Bureau breakdowns on age, sex, race, education, and region of the country. The data were also adjusted for the fact that people who share a telephone with others have less chance to be contacted than people who live alone and have their own telephones, and that households with more than one telephone number have more chances to be called than households with only one telephone number.
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2011-01
  • 2011-01-27 / 2011-01-31
    Collection date: 2011-01-27--2011-01-31
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years and older living in households with telephones in the United States. Smallest Geographic Unit: state
Sampling
A variation of random-digit dialing (RDD) using primary sampling units (PSUs) was employed, consisting of blocks of 100 telephone numbers identical through the eighth digit and stratified by geographic region, area code, and size of place. Phone numbers were dialed from RDD samples of both standard land-lines and cell phones. Within households, respondents were selected using a method developed by Leslie Kish and modified by Charles Backstrom and Gerald Hursh (see Backstrom and Hursh, SURVEY RESEARCH. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1963).
Collection Mode
  • telephone interview

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 33484 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

CBS News; 60 Minutes; Vanity Fair (2012): CBS News/60 Minutes/Vanity Fair Survey, January #4, 2011. Version 1. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR33484.v1