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CBS News Poll, October #2 2013

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Affordable Care Act; Boehner, John; budgets; cellular phones; debt; economic growth; economic policy; federal budget deficit; government performance; government shutdowns; government spending; health care; health insurance; immigration; Obama Administration (2009- ); presidential performance; public opinion; Reid, Harry; Tea Party movement; telephones; United States Congress; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This poll, the second fielded in October of 2013, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked their opinions on various topics including government leaders, the Obama administration, Congress, the economy, the government shut down, the debt ceiling, the Affordable Care Act, immigration, and the Tea Party movement. There are also a series of questions regarding cellular and land-line phone use. Demographic information includes age, race, ethnicity, marital status, education level, household income, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), voter registration status, political party affiliation, and political philosophy.
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted; however, the data contain a weight variable (WEIGHT) that should be used in analyzing the data. According to the CBS News Web site, the data were weighted to match the United States Census Bureau breakdowns on age, sex, race, education, and region of the country. The data were also adjusted for the fact that people who share a telephone with others have less chance to be contacted than people who live alone and have their own telephones, and that households with more than one telephone number have more chances to be called than households with only one telephone number.
  • 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: Standardized missing values.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: CBS News Poll, October #2 2013
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013-10-18 / 2013-10-21
    Time period: 2013-10-18--2013-10-21
  • 2013-10-18 / 2013-10-21
    Collection date: 2013-10-18--2013-10-21
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 or older living in households with telephones and cell phones in the United States. Smallest Geographic Unit: State
This poll was conducted among 1,007 adults nationwide. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups may be higher. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

    Additional information about CBS News Polls can be found at the CBS News Polls Web site.

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
  • 36062 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36062.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-06 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2015-07-15

CBS News (2015): CBS News Poll, October #2 2013. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.