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CBS News National Poll, July #1, 2011

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
2013-01-11
Language
English
Free Keywords
cellular phones; debt ceiling; Democratic Party (USA); federal budget deficit; Medicare; national debt; national economy; Obama Administration (2009- ); Obama, Barack; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; recession; Republican Party (USA); Social Security; Tea Party movement; United States Congress; veterans
Description
  • Abstract

    This poll, fielded July of 2011 and the first of two, 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 for their opinions of the debt ceiling debate, including how the debate was being handled by President Obama, the Democrats in Congress, and the Republicans in Congress, as well as who should compromise on some of their positions in order to come to an agreement. Further questions included whether raising the debt ceiling would impact Social Security, Medicare, or payments made to veterans. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, education level, household income, religious preference, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), 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.
  • 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: 2011-07
  • Collection date: 2011-07
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years and older living in households with telephones in the United States. Smallest Geographic Unit: congressional district
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
  • 34456 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

CBS News (2013): CBS News National Poll, July #1, 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/ICPSR34456.v1