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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, June 2001

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Bush, George W.; economic conditions; energy shortages; health care; government programs; government spending; national economy; political issues; political parties; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; social issues; tax cuts
  • Abstract

    This poll 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, and other issues. Respondents were queried regarding whether the country should follow the lead of President Bush or the Democrats in Congress, how the positions of the Democratic Party compared with those of the Republican Party with respect to political moderates, and whether the federal government or individual state governments provided better regulation of health plans. Respondents also answered a series of questions about the impact on the country of the Democrats' taking control of the Senate, whether Bush's views on most issues were too conservative, too liberal, or just right, and what the federal government's role in, and responses to, the problem of regional energy shortages should be. In addition, respondents were queried regarding the consequences of the $1.4 trillion tax cut, whether they preferred the tax cut to more federal spending on domestic programs, and what they planned to do with their tax refund checks when they received them. Those queried were also asked to assess their level of concern regarding Congress's role in making it easier for managed care patients to sue their health plans. Opinions were also solicited as to whether the federal judges nominated by Bush were too conservative, too liberal, or just right. Background information includes the respondent's political affiliation, education level, religious tendencies, race, income level, and gender.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2001-06
  • Collection date: 2001-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 United States.
Households were selected by random-digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of interview.
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 as 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 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
  • 3286 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03286.v1

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (2002): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, June 2001. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.