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ABC News/Washington Post War Poll #2, March 2003

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
attitudes; Bush, George W.; Hussein, Saddam; Iraq War; military intervention; nonviolent protest; presidential performance; protest demonstrations; public approval; public opinion
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, conducted March 23, 2003, was undertaken to assess public opinion on the war against Iraq. Respondents were asked whether they approved of the way President George W. Bush was handling the presidency, as well as the situation with Iraq and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Those polled were asked whether they supported or opposed the war, whether the war was going better or worse than expected, whether Iraqi resistance had been tougher or weaker than expected, and whether the battle for control of Baghdad would be difficult or easy. Views were sought on whether the United States and its allies had done the right thing, how long the war would last, whether there would be significant United States casualties, and whether everything was being done to avoid United States military and civilian casualties. A series of questions addressed anti-war demonstrations. Topics covered whether respondents had attended either anti-war or pro-war demonstrations, whether people had a right to demonstrate peacefully against the war, and whether anti-war demonstrations in other countries had affected respondents' support for the war. A final question probed whether respondents felt worried, proud, frightened, angry, or hopeful about the war. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party, and Hispanic origin.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2003-03
  • Collection date: 2003-03-23
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 home at the time of the interview.
Collection Mode
  • (1) Additional information about sampling, interviewing, weighting, and sampling error may be found in the codebook. (2) The data are provided as an SPSS portable file. (3) 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. (4) 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.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3779 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03779.v1

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (2003): ABC News/Washington Post War Poll #2, March 2003. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.