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CBS News Poll, May #1, 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
capital punishment; cellular phones; climate change; congressional elections; Democratic Party (USA); economic change; economic conditions; foreign policy; global warming; health care costs; health care reform; Obama Administration (2009- ); Obama, Barack; political affiliation; political parties; political philosophy; public opinion; Republican Party (USA); telephones; United States Congress; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This poll, the first of two fielded in May of 2014, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked how well Barack Obama was handling the presidency, foreign policy, the economy, health care, and the situation between Russia and Ukraine. Opinions were collected on the state of the national economy, global warming, the death penalty, whether Congress was performing their job well, the Keystone XL pipeline, and the 2010 health care law. This survey also had a particular focus on the voting preferences of respondents, including whether they intended to vote in the 2014 midterm election, their perspectives on issues facing the Republican and Democratic parties, and their political affiliation more generally. Demographic information includes age, race, ethnicity, marital status, education level, household income, type of residential area (e.g., urban or rural), voter registration status, and religious preference.
  • 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: CBS News Poll, May #1, 2014
Temporal Coverage
  • 2014-05-16 / 2014-05-19
    Time period: 2014-05-16--2014-05-19
  • 2014-05-16 / 2014-05-19
    Collection date: 2014-05-16--2014-05-19
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 by telephone May 16-19, 2014 among 1,009 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
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)

    Additional information about CBS News Polls can be found by visiting the CBS News Poll Web site.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 36198 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR36198.v1

Update Metadata: 2016-01-12 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2016-01-12

CBS News (2016): CBS News Poll, May #1, 2014. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.