ABC News/Washington Post Poll, September 2002

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 Administration (George W., 2001-2009); Bush, George W.; congressional elections; counterterrorism; economic conditions; education; environmental policy; foreign policy; military intervention; national economy; presidency; Social Security; weapons inspections
  • 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 the way President George W. Bush was handling his presidency, the economy, education, the United States campaign against terrorism, Social Security, the situation with Iraq, the cost of prescription drugs, environmental issues, and the issue of financial fraud and corporate accounting irregularities. Those polled also expressed their level of support for United States military action against Iraq. They were asked whether they would be for or against military action if United States allies were opposed to it and if Iraq cooperated or did not cooperate with United Nations weapons inspectors. Another topic of the survey was the November 2002 congressional election. Respondents were asked whether they had been following the election closely, whether they were going to vote, if so, whether they would vote for the Democratic Party or for the Republican Party, and whether in their opinion the Bush administration was attempting to use the situation with Iraq to help Republican candidates in the November election. They also described factors that would influence their voting decision. A number of questions examined voters' views about the economy. Those polled were asked what the state of the nation's economy was, who was responsible for it, and whether the government was doing enough to improve the economy. Respondents identified the biggest problems facing the nation, and gave their opinions on whether President Bush was spending too much or too little time on the war on terrorism, on the economy, and on other domestic issues. Additionally, respondents were asked which political party, Democrat or Republican, would better handle the nation's main problems, and how proud they were to be Americans. Background information on respondents includes gender, age, education, political party affiliation, political orientation, race, Hispanic origin, voter registration, labor union membership, and subjective size of community.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2002-09
  • 2002-09-23 / 2002-09-26
    Collection date: 2002-09-23--2002-09-26
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
  • Additional information about sampling, interviewing, weighting, and sampling error may be found in the codebook.

    Produced by Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch, Horsham, PA, 2002.

2005-12-15 On 2005-08-15 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-12-15 to reflect these additions.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3557 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Boucher, Robert L., Jr., Segal, Jeffrey A.. Supreme Court justices as strategic decision makers: Aggressive grants and defensive denials on the Vinson court. Journal of Politics.57, (3), 824-837.1995.

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