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CBS News Monthly Poll #1, May 1999

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
1999-09-15
Language
English
Description
  • Abstract

    This poll, fielded May 1-2, 1999, 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 to give their opinions of President Bill Clinton, foreign policy, and the economy, as well as their views on United States and NATO involvement in the Kosovo war between the Albanians and the Serbs. Respondents were asked how long they estimated the air strikes on Kosovo would continue, if they would favor or oppose sending United States ground troops to Kosovo, and if the United States and NATO should negotiate a compromise with President Slobodan Milosevic to end the fighting in Yugoslavia. Regarding the high school shootings in Littleton, Colorado, respondents were queried as to whether Eric Harris or Dylan Klebold's parents should be held accountable for their children's actions, and if parents in general should be held accountable for their children's crimes. Parents of teens were asked if they thought their teenager's high school was safe. Views were also sought on whether teens need more supervision today, if parents should monitor teens' activities on the Internet, if parents should know with who and where teens spend their time, and if teens have a right to their own privacy. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, education, religion, political party, political orientation, voter participation history, marital status, age of children in household, family income, and computer access.
  • 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
Collection Mode
  • (1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (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.

    The ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has been added to the collection.

Note
2009-07-28 Minor edits were made to the frequency file cover.2009-07-22 As part of an automated retrofit of some studies in the holdings, ICPSR created the full data product suite for this collection. Note that the ASCII data file may have been replaced if the previous version was formatted with multiple records per case. A frequency file, which contains the authoritative column locations, has also been added.
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
  • 2785 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02785.v3
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02785.v1

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

CBS News (1999): CBS News Monthly Poll #1, May 1999. 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/ICPSR02785.v2