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Title: National Survey, March 1982      
dateReleased:
08-23-2007
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.4/USCBSNYT1982-MAR
ID:
hdl:1902.4/USCBSNYT1982-MAR
description:
This survey covers the following issues and topics: Reagan's job performance in general and in regard to foreign policy and the economy; impressions of: Ed Koch, George Bush, Edward Kennedy, Walter Mondale; most important problems facing country today; most important economic problem; fear of Reagan's involving U.S. in war and possible location of a war; effects of Reagan's economic program on personal and national situation; effects of economic program on national economy; spending on space exploration programs; respect for Congress vs. Supreme Court or President vs. Supreme Court; concern over federal budget deficit; alternatives to reduce size of federal deficit: reduce spending on military and defense programs, reduce or eliminate tax cut, reduce spending on programs for poor, postpone cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits; support for Reagan's handling of El Salvador situation; U.S. government support of rebels vs. El Salvadoran government; presence of U.S. troops, advisors or military personnel in El Salvador; attitudes towards benefits of government aid to poor people; reasons for poverty: lack of effort or circumstances beyond one's control; race of majority of poor people in U.S.; proportion of poor people on relief for dishonest reasons; importance of overcoming poverty; proposed transference of aid from federal to state governments and its effect on poor people; state's ability to provide for poor people by raising taxes; state vs federal government regarding cost effectiveness, ability to express one's opinions, interest in the needs and problem of poor people; state of nation's economy ; president best able to handle the economy: Ronald Reagan vs Jimmy Carter; U.S. actions in regard to El Salvador: send economic aid, military equipment or American troops as advisors; possibility of U.S sending combat troops to fight in El Salvador; importance of Central American countries to the defense of the U.S.; possible presence of Soviet and Cuban combat troops and military advisors in El Salvador; possibility of Central American countries falling under Soviet influence; concern with U.S. involvement in El Salvador and its similarity with Vietnam; frequ ency of newspaper readership and possible alternatives to local information; attitudes towards launching of space shuttle; effects on number of teen-aged pregnancies of government regulation informing parents of children under 18 who request birth control devices; power of the Supreme Court; organized prayer in public schools; right of Supreme Court to forbid a woman from having an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy; family financial situation.
description:
CBS News and The New York Times, 2007, "National Survey, March 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