CBS News/NEW YORK TIMES National and Local Surveys, 1987 [electronic resource] / CBS NewsThe New York Times

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Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989.
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As part of an ongoing data collection effort, CBS News and The New York Times conducted a series of interviews. The substantive common denominator in the surveys was a continuing evaluation of the Reagan presidency. Each survey also raised questions of topical relevance and/or broader social concern, including the following: Part 1: Government figures and race relations in New York City. Part 2: The space program, 1988 presidential candidates, the Iran-Contra matter, economic problems, and the Strategic Defense Initiative. Part 3: The Tower Commission Report and the Iran-Contra matter. Part 4: Ronald Reagan's speech of March 4, 1987 and the Iran-Contra matter. Part 5: Television evangelists, focusing on the PTL and Jim Bakker. Parts 6 and 7: Israeli involvement in the Jonathan Pollard spy case and the Iranian arms sale, and relations between the United States and Israel. Part 8: The Iran-Contra matter and 1988 presidential candidates with special emphasis on Gary Hart. Part 9: The Constitution, examining the operation, characteristics and relations among the three branches of the federal government. Part 10: The Iran-Contra hearings and testimony and actions of Oliver North. Part 11: The Iran-Contra hearings and testimony of Oliver North, Robert McFarlane, and John Poindexter. Part 12: Aid to the contras, the Iranian arms sale, the Bork nomination to the Supreme Court, and l988 presidential candidates focusing on George Bush. Part 13: Pope John Paul the Second and moral, social, and political issues facing the Catholic Church. Part 14: The role of parish priests and the current moral, social, and political issues facing the Catholic Church. Part 15: Arms control and Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork. Part 16: Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork and United States Navy ships in the Persian Gulf. Part 17: Business and industry in the United State... Cf.:
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  • Data source: telephone interviews
  • Universe: Adults in the United States aged 18 and over. Part 1: New York City residents aged 18 and over. Part 4: Respondents from Part 3 survey. Part 7: Adult Jews in the United States. Part 15: Roman Catholic priests in the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii. Part 17: Graduates of six business schools. Part 19: Iowa residents aged 18 and over.
Part 1: January 4-6, 1987: New York City Survey; Part 2: January 18-21, 1987: January Survey; Part 3: February 28-March 1, 1987: Tower Commission Report Survey; Part 4: March 4, 1987: Tower Commission Report Survey II; Part 5: March 28-29, 1987: Television Evangelist Survey; Part 6: April 5-8, 1987: Israel Survey I, Jewish and Non-Jewish Respondents; Part 7: April 5-8, 1987: Israel Survey II, Jewish Respondents; Part 8: May 5-6, 1987: May (Hart) Survey; Part 9: May 11-14, 1987: Constitution Poll; Part 10: July 9, 1987: North Survey; Part 11: July 16, 1987: Poindexter Survey; Part 12: July 21-22, 1987: July Survey; Part 13: August 16-20, 1987: Catholic Survey; Part 14: August 24-28, 1987: Catholic Priest Survey; Part 15: September 9-10, 1987: Bork/Arms Control Poll; Part 16: September 21-22, 1987: Persian Gulf Poll; Part 17: September 29-October 9, 1987: Business World Survey; Part 18: October 18-22, 1987: October Survey; Part 19: October 21-24, 1987: Iowa Survey; Part 20: Novembe...
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