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CBS News/New York Times National Poll, June #3, 2011

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Afghanistan War; bin Laden, Osama; Democratic Party (USA); foreclosure; home ownership; housing; mortgages; national economy; Obama, Barack; personal finances; presidential administrations; presidential elections; presidential performance; public opinion; Republican Party (USA); social networks; tax deductions; Tea Party movement; terrorism
  • Abstract

    This poll, fielded June 24-28, 2011, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked whether they approved of the way Barack Obama was handling his job as president, the economy, the housing market, the situation with Afghanistan, the threat of terrorism, and the situation with Libya. Multiple questions addressed the national economy, including its condition and outlook. Several questions also sought opinions on the Democratic and Republican parties, and which party would best achieve certain goals. Further questions asked for respondents' perspectives on the housing market in terms of buying, selling, and in general in their communities. Opinions were also sought concerning the investment of buying a home, blame for the mortgage crisis, government involvement in the mortgage crisis, mortgage interest as a tax deduction, whether it was best to rent or buy, benefits of foreclosure, and home affordability. Respondents were also asked if they had missed mortgage payments or made improvements to their home in the last three years. Additional topics include the war in Afghanistan, the role of the United States in Libya, social media, college affordability, the 2012 Republican presidential candidates, and knowledge of and relationship to an individual killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, education level, household income, religious preference, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), whether respondents thought of themselves as born-again Christians, marital status, employment status, number of children, number of people in the household between the ages of 18 and 29 years old, political party affiliation, political philosophy, and voter registration status.
  • 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2011-06
  • 2011-06-24 / 2011-06-28
    Collection date: 2011-06-24--2011-06-28
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
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

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 33967 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR33967.v1

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

CBS News; New York Times (2012): CBS News/New York Times National Poll, June #3, 2011. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.