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CBS News Blitz Poll, May #2, 2014

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
cellular phones; Democratic Party (USA); health care facilities; income; Obama, Barack; political affiliation; public administration; public opinion; Republican Party (USA); veterans
  • Abstract

    This poll, the last of two fielded in May 2014, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. This poll focused on Veterans Administration (VA) medical facilities. Respondents were asked about their overall opinions of VA, of VA medical facilities, and of how Barack Obama has handled problems at VA medical facilities. Further questions asked who should be held responsible for VA medical facilities problems, and whether Eric Shinseki should resign the Secretary of Veteran Affairs. Demographic information includes sex, age, race, marital status, education level, household income, veteran status, political party affiliation, numbers of cell phones owned, and state of residency.
  • Methods

    The data are not weighted. However, the dataset contains 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 Blitz Poll, May #2, 2014
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2014-05
  • 2014-05-20 / 2014-05-21
    Collection date: 2014-05-20--2014-05-21
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years or older living in households with telephones in the Unites States. Smallest Geographic Unit: State
This poll was conducted by telephone May 20-21, 2014 among 1,056 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by SSRS of Media, PA. 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. This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.
Collection Mode
  • telephone interview

    Additional information about the CBS News Polls can be found by visiting 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
  • 36199 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36199.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-12-14 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2015-12-14

CBS News (2015): CBS News Blitz Poll, May #2, 2014. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.