CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, August 1995

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News/The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
abortion; Alexander, Lamar; Buchanan, Pat; Clinton, Bill; Clinton, Hillary; Democratic Party (USA); national economy; foreign policy; Gingrich, Newt; Gramm, Phil; Jackson, Jesse; Medicare; national interests; Perot, Ross; Powell, Colin; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Republican Party (USA); United States Congress; welfare services; Whitewater inquiry
  • Abstract

    This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked for their opinions of a number of public figures, including President Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Jesse Jackson, Newt Gingrich, Ross Perot, Bob Dole, Colin Powell, Lamar Alexander, Pat Buchanan, Phil Gramm, Richard Lugar, and Pete Wilson. Respondents were also asked to assess the United States economy and to identify the most important problem facing the United States. Other topics covered the handling of the presidency by Clinton, the roles of Republicans and Democrats in Congress, Whitewater, Medicare, abortion, and welfare. Background information on respondents includes voter registration status, political party, political orientation, education, age, sex, race, and family income.
  • 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
  • Time period: 1995-08
  • Collection date: 1995-08
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having telephones at home.
A variation of random-digit dialing 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. 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
  • (1) A weight variable has been included and must be used for any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

2010-09-30 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.2000-05-19 The variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 2078 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02078.v2
  • Tuchfarber, Alfred J., Bennett, Stephen Earl, Smith, Andrew E., Rademacher, Eric W.. The Republican tidal wave of 1994: Testing hypotheses about realignment, restructuring, and rebellion. PS, Political Science and Politics.28, (4), 689 -1995.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30