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ABC News Abortion/Cuba Poll, January 1998

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1998-07-28
Language
English
Free Keywords
abortion; Castro, Fidel; Clinton, Bill; diplomacy; foreign policy; international relations; national security; presidential performance; public opinion; trade policy
Description
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the presidency, abortion, and Cuba. Those queried were asked if they believed that abortion is justifiable under the following circumstances: if the woman's life is endangered, the woman's mental and/or physical health is endangered, there is evidence that the baby is mentally and/or physically impaired, the pregnancy was caused by rape or incest, the woman is unwed and does not want the baby, or if the pregnant woman is a teenager. The January 1998 papal visit to Cuba was also addressed. Respondents were asked for their opinions of President Bill Clinton, Pope John Paul II, and Cuban President Fidel Castro. Additional topics covered Clinton's handling of Cuba, the impact of the Pope's visit on Cuba, whether Cuba posed a national security threat to the United States, whether United States vital interests were at stake, whether diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba should be reestablished, and whether the trade embargo and travel restrictions on Cuba should be lifted. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, education, race, ethnicity, religion, political party, political orientation, family income, interest in visiting Cuba, and personal experience involving abortion.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

    A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.

Note
2006-11-13 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2506 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Caldwell, Christopher. The southern captivity of the GOP. Atlantic Monthly.281, (6), 55 -1998.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

ABC News (1998): ABC News Abortion/Cuba Poll, January 1998. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02506.v1