July 2003 Values Update Survey

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The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press sponsored the nationally representative July 2003 Values Update Survey to gather public opinion on a variety of social issues. Specifically, this survey focuses on the public's opinions on Presidential and government performance, politics, economic issues, and domestic and foreign policy.

Data File
Cases: 2,528
Variables: 190
Weight Variable: WEIGHT
Data Collection
Date Collected: July 14 to August 5, 2003
Funded By
The Pew Research Center for the People & Press
Collection Procedures
Telephone interview surveys
Sampling Procedures
The target population for the telephone survey was adults age 18 or older, residing in households with telephones in the United States. The telephone sample was provided by Survey Sampling International, LLC (SSI). Using the list-assisted random digit dialing methodology, the list was created to give each number an equal chance of being selected. After selection, numbers matching those of businesses were purged.

Up to ten attempts were made to contact each number in the sample list over a staggered number of days to increase the likelihood of contacting potential respondents. Once contact was established, interviewers asked to speak with the youngest male resident or, if this person was not present, the oldest female resident. This procedure produces results that closely mirror the population in age and gender.
Principal Investigators
The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press