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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, September 1995

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
1997-12-11
Language
English
Free Keywords
attitudes; Catholic Church; Catholic priests; Catholicism; Pope John Paul II; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; religious beliefs; religious doctrines; religious leaders; social issues
Description
  • Abstract

    This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked to identify world religious leaders and to give their views on Pope John Paul the Second as a political and religious leader and the Roman Catholic Church. Those queried were asked detailed questions on the role of the Catholic Church, with specific items on abortion, women in the priesthood, belief in Jesus Christ, and the possible return of Jesus Christ in their lifetime. 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

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1995-09
  • Collection date: 1995-09
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over having telephones at home.
Sampling
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.

Note
2010-05-07 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.2000-06-05 The variable "first name" was removed to further ensure the privacy of respondents.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2080 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02080.v3
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02080.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

CBS News; The New York Times (1997): CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, September 1995. Version 2. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02080.v2