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Washington Post Washington, DC, Poll, August 2002

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; local government; mayoral candidates; mayors; public officials; public opinion; social issues; voter history; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, conducted August 26-29, 2002, was undertaken to assess opinions about current events in Washington, DC. Those polled were registered Democrats residing in Washington, DC. Respondents were asked about their likelihood of voting in the Democratic primary election for mayor, for whom they planned to vote, whether they knew if Mayor Anthony Williams' or Willie Wilson's name would be printed on the ballot, and whether they approved of the way that Williams was handling his job as mayor. Respondents were also asked to give their impressions of former Mayor Marion Barry, Williams, and Wilson, and to comment on whether the fact that Anthony Williams' name would not be printed on the Democratic primary ballot would make them more or less likely to vote for him, whether Williams' petition problems were a reason they might decide to vote for another candidate, whether they agreed with the statement that Mayor Williams was not doing enough to help lower-income city residents, whether they voted in the last Democratic mayoral primary in 1998, for whom they voted in the 1998 primary, and whether they knew the name of the school, church, or other place where people on their block voted in an election. Background information on respondents includes education, age, race, gender, and in which section of Washington, DC, the respondent lived.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2002-08
  • 2002-08-26 / 2002-08-29
    Collection date: 2002-08-26--2002-08-29
Geographic Coverage
  • District of Columbia
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 and over, who were registered Democrats living in households with telephones in Washington, DC.
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.

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.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3563 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03563.v1

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

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