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ABC News Cuba Legacy Poll, April 2000

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; child custody; Clinton Administration (1993-2001); Cuban Americans; Gonzalez, Elian; international relations; political partisanship; public opinion
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded April 5, 2000, 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. The focus of this data collection was on whether Elian Gonzalez, the six-year-old Cuban boy whose mother drowned when they attempted to immigrate to Florida, should be returned to his father in Cuba or allowed to remain with his mother's relatives in the United States. Respondents were asked whether this situation should be handled as a political issue or a child custody issue and whether Elian's father was expressing his own views or those of the Cuban government. Respondents' views were sought on whether the following parties were interested in doing what was best for Elian or what was best for them: the Clinton administration, the Cuban government, Elian's Miami relatives, Elian's father, the Cuban-American community in Miami, Vice President Al Gore, and Texas governor George W. Bush. Additional questions addressed whether the United States should resume diplomatic relations with Cuba, end the embargo on trade with Cuba, and end restrictions on travel to Cuba. Background information on respondents includes gender and political party affiliation.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2000-04-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • The data are provided as an SPSS portable file.

    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, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3054 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03054.v1

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

ABC News (2000): ABC News Cuba Legacy Poll, April 2000. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.