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CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, April 1991

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
baseball; Bush Administration (1989-1993); Bush, George H.W.; employment; foreign policy; home owners; home ownership; income; inflation; national economy; personal finances; police brutality; police protection; political parties; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; recession; student behavior; unemployment rate; United States
  • 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. Demographic information collected includes sex, age, race, education, interest in sports, experience with the police, knowledge of people looking for work, family income, religion, ethnicity, political orientation, party preference, and voting behavior in the 1988 presidential election. Issues addressed in this survey include Bush's handling of the economy and foreign policy, the most important problem facing the country and the political party that could best handle it, unemployment vs. inflation as the most important economic problem facing the country, and whether the United States was in an economic recession and the degree to which the policies of the Bush and Reagan administrations should be blamed. The survey also queried respondents concerning finances, employment, satisfaction with place of residence, likelihood of moving, percentage of income spent on housing, buying and owning a home, various aspects of major league baseball, issues related to police protection and brutality, the adoption of student codes of conduct at universities, and the probability of voting for George Bush or the Democratic presidential candidate in 1992.
  • 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
  • 1991-04-01 / 1991-04-03
    Time period: 1991-04-01--1991-04-03
  • 1991-04-01 / 1991-04-03
    Collection date: 1991-04-01--1991-04-03
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult population of the United States aged 18 and over.
Stratified random digit dialing. 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
  • A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis. Telephone exchanges, telephone numbers, and names of respondents have been recoded to "999" for reasons of confidentiality.

2010-08-17 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
  • 9622 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09622.v2
  • Weitzer, Ronald. Racialized policing: Residents' perceptions in three neighborhoods. Law and Society Review.34, (1), 129-155.2000.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Edwards, George C., III, Mitchell, William, Welch, Reed. Explaining presidential approval: The significance of issue salience. American Journal of Political Science.39, (1), 108-134.1995.
  • Keene, Karlyn H., Ladd, Everett Carll, Baggette, Jennifer, Benson, John, Zinsmeister, Karl. Crime, Cops, and Courts. Public Perspective.2, (5), 74 -1991.

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1992): CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll, April 1991. Version 1. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.