ABC News/Washington Post War Poll #1, November 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
airport security; anthrax; bin Laden, Osama; Bush, George W.; counterterrorism; military intervention; national economy; national security; presidency; presidential performance; public confidence; public opinion; public safety; terrorism; terrorism prosecution; terrorist attacks
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, conducted November 5-6, 2001, was undertaken to assess the public's attitudes toward terrorism overseas and at home, the war in Afghanistan, and the anthrax crisis. Respondents were asked for their views on George W. Bush as president and his handling of the nation's economy. Opinions were also sought on the United States military involvement in Afghanistan, whether it was necessary to have United States ground troops in Afghanistan, the position of the United States toward Osama Bin Laden, and whether the success of the war on terrorism implied the captivity or death of Osama Bin Laden. The survey also queried respondents about the Bush administration's willingness to provide reliable information to the public, the federal government's response to the anthrax crisis, whether respondents were confident in the ability of the government to prevent further terrorist attacks in the United States, airport security, and whether respondents were concerned about personally becoming victims of a terrorist attack. In addition, respondents were asked to assess the differences between Bush and the Democrats in Congress in the handling of the economy, and to give their opinions about a proposed new system of national identification. Background information includes the respondent's political party affiliation, education level, race, and gender.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2001-11
  • 2001-11-05 / 2001-11-06
    Collection date: 2001-11-05--2001-11-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones.
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
  • 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.

    Produced by Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch, Horsham, PA, 2001.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3322 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03322.v1

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