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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, March 2001

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Bush, George W.; campaign contributions; campaign finance law; campaign finance reform; corporate influence; economic conditions; environment; foreign affairs; national economy; presidency; pubic opinion; stock market conditions; tax cuts
  • Abstract

    This poll, conducted March 22-25, 2001, 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, the economy, international affairs, and environmental issues. They also expressed their opinions on whether President Bush cared more about ordinary people or large business corporations, as well as the most important task for President Bush and the Congress. The poll elicited respondents' views on the economic situation in the country, President Bush's tax cut proposal, the recent drop in the stock market, a plan in which people could invest some of their Social Security contributions in the stock market, and the budget surplus of $5.6 trillion over the next ten years forecast by the federal government. Respondents also answered a set of questions regarding political campaign funding, including whether they supported stricter laws controlling the way political campaigns can raise and spend money, whether politicians do special favors for people and groups who give them campaign contributions, and ways to reduce improper campaign fundraising. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, education, race, party affiliation, political orientation, and household income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2001-03
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) The data are provided as an SPSS portable file. (2) 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. (3) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3188 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (2001): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, March 2001. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.