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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, November 1989

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; Bush, George H.W.; drugs; foreign aid; German re-unification; Gorbachev, Mikhail; military spending; military strength; presidency; presidential performance; political issues; public opinion; Quayle, Dan; trade relations
  • Abstract

    This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Bush presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include opinions of Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa, and Dan Quayle, United States relations with the Soviet Union and leader Mikhail Gorbachev, the status of the cold war, whether the United States was superior to the Soviet Union in military strength, the intent behind the upcoming summit meeting between Bush and Gorbachev, the possibility of nuclear war, proposed reductions in military spending, troop levels in Western Europe, and German reunification. Additionally, respondents were questioned regarding the drug problem, abortion, aid to Eastern Europe, American investment in Eastern Europe, trade relations with Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union's attitude toward changes in Eastern Europe, the probability of future Soviet control of Eastern Europe, and the future of communism in the Soviet Union, China, and Eastern Europe. Demographic information collected includes sex, age, race, education, family income, religion, ethnicity, political orientation, party preference, voting behavior, and Soviet/ Eastern European ancestry and travel.
  • 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
  • 1989-11-26 / 1989-11-28
    Time period: 1989-11-26--1989-11-28
  • 1989-11-26 / 1989-11-28
    Collection date: 1989-11-26--1989-11-28
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.
Stratified random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' and the names of respondents have been blanked for reasons of confidentiality.

2011-01-06 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9495 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09495.v2
  • Russett, Bruce M., Cowden, Jonathan, Kinsella, David, Murray, Shoon. Did Americans' Expectations of Nuclear War Reduce Their Savings. International Studies Quarterly.38, (4), 587-603.1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Praemer, Allan, Fumes, Sylvia, Rice, Dorothy P.. Musculoskeletal Conditions in the United States. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 1992.

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1991): CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, November 1989. Version 1. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.