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Title: National Survey, May 1982      
dateReleased:
08-23-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.4/USCBSNYT1982-MAY
ID:
hdl:1902.4/USCBSNYT1982-MAY
description:
This survey covers the following issues and topics: Reagan's job performance in foreign policy and the economy; most important problem facing the country; political party best able to handle these problems; most important problem facing the world; Reagan's chances of involving the U.S. in war; effects of Reaganomics on the economy and on one's personal situation; alternatives to reducing the size of the federal deficit: eliminate federal income tax cuts, reduce Social Security payments to people who retire before 65, and cost-of-living increases, reduce proposed spending on military and defense programs and on programs for the poor; election of Democrats vs. Republicans to Congress; preference for Congressman who supports vs. opposes Reagan's programs; trustworthiness of Reagan regarding nuclear weapons control; U.S. policies with the Soviet Union; reduce tensions or get tougher; most important problem facing country: unemployment vs. inflation; support of the atomic bomb; Republican vs. Democratic party as better able to handle: inflation, unemployment, decisions about military defense, federal spending; Reagan administration's actions in Falkland Islands crisis; state of economy past and present; responsibility for economic situation; support of a nuclear freeze between the U.S. and the Soviet Union; support of a nuclear freeze if: the Soviet Union has greater nuclear strength than the U.S., either side could cheat on number of nuclear weapons, the U.S. must freeze its weapons first, U.S. and Soviet Union have about equal amount of nuclear strength, cheating were possible to detect; Reagan's attitudes on nuclear freeze; nuclear war within next ten years; reasons for nuclear war: deliberate vs accidental use of nuclear weapons; justification for first use of nuclear weapons in a war: public's understanding of issues involved in a nuclear freeze; significance of tax cut on disposable income; use of extra tax money: save vs spend; inflation today compared to a year ago; responsibility for inflation; unemployment; Democratic vs Republican party as most likely to: create a fair budget, keep us out of war, help average citizens, make the right decisions about Social Security; nucle ar strength U.S. vs Soviet Union; importance of nuclear strength; justification for first use of nuclear weapons in the event of Soviet invasion of Western Europe ; more dangerous situation for U.S.: agreeing to a nuclear freeze vs building more nuclear weapons, chances in surviving a nuclear war if bomb shelters built/evacuation plans developed; personal finances; voter registration; amount of savings and investments today compared to a year ago; participation in air raid drills in school; Democrat or Republican as present U.S. Congressman; intention to vote for re-election of Congressman; unemployment in household and its effect on standard of living; inflation vs unemployment.
description:
CBS News and The New York Times, 2007, "National Survey, May 1982"
name:
CBS News and The New York Times
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997