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Title: CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, October 2002      
dateReleased:
04-08-2015
downloadURL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03710.v3
ID:
doi:10.3886/ICPSR03710.v3
description:
This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President George W. Bush and his handling of the presidency, foreign policy, and the economy. In addition, respondents were asked to give their opinions of their representatives in Congress and the importance of these issues: the possible war in Iraq, the economy, political affiliation, and gun control. Respondents were asked if they believed that Democrats or Republicans had clear plans for the United States should either party gain control of Congress, and if they had knowledge of North Korea's development of nuclear weapons and the possibility of military action in Iraq. Opinions on the situation in Iraq were elicited: whether military action would and should be taken, when military action should be taken, if the potential loss of American lives was worth the removal of Saddam Hussein, how they felt about the loss of Iraqi civilian lives and long-term military engagement, and whether terrorism would increase or decrease as a result of military action. Respondents were asked to give opinions of both the Republican and Democratic parties, particularly whether each party protected the interests of "ordinary" Americans or large corporations, and which party would more likely lead the United States to prosperity, make the right decisions regarding Social Security, strengthen the military, deal with terrorism, make prescription drugs affordable for the elderly, and do a better job dealing with gun control. Respondents were then asked to give opinions regarding terrorism: whether the Bush Administration had a clear plan to counter it, the likelihood of another terrorist attack within the next few months, concern for terrorism in their local area, how well the war on terrorism was going, Americans' sense of safety, respondents' personal sense of safety, and whether the federal government had done all it could. Respondents were also asked about finances: if their family's financial situation was better or worse compared to two years ago, whether respondents invested in stock, whether they participated in employer-sponsored 401k plans, the value of their 401k plans, and their level of concern over the possible loss of their job within the next year. Respondents were then asked a variety of questions concerning their opinions on the National Rifle Association, intake of caffeinated beverages, and voting behavior. Respondents were asked whom they voted for president and which party they voted for the House of Representatives, the last time they had voted, the last time they had registered to vote, party affiliation, and views on political matters. Background information on respondents includes whether they owned a firearm, marital status, religion, education, age, Hispanic de scent, race, how long they had lived in their present community, income, and additional phone lines.
description:
CBS News; The New York Times, 2015, "CBS News/New York Times Monthly Poll #2, October 2002", http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03710.v3
name:
CBS News
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