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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, April 2003

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, George W.; Democratic Party (USA); foreign affairs; government spending; international relations; Iraq War; Kerry, John; Lieberman, Joe; military intervention; national economy; national elections; national security; nuclear weapons (North Korea); presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Republican Party (USA); terrorism
  • Abstract

    This poll is part of a 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 on the effectiveness of President George W. Bush, the 2004 presidential election, the war on terrorism, the future of relations between the United States and Iraq, the economy, the strengths of the Democratic and Republican parties, and government spending. A series of questions addressed President Bush's handling of domestic issues like education, the budget, Social Security, health care, homeland security, the economy, and foreign affairs including the war on terrorism, the situation in North Korea, and the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians. Other questions focused on the president's chances of winning a second term against Democratic challengers Senator Joseph Lieberman and Senator John Kerry, the effectiveness of military action in Iraq, future relations with a new Iraqi government, prioritizing domestic and foreign affairs, the effectiveness of the Democratic and Republican parties on foreign and domestic issues, and the current state of the nation relative to years past. Background variables include age, sex, education, religious orientation, household income, ethnicity, marital status, union membership, and location of the respondents' home.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2003-04
  • 2003-04-27 / 2003-04-30
    Collection date: 2003-04-27--2003-04-30
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
  • Additional information about sampling, interviewing, weighting, and sampling error may be found in the codebook.

    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' privacy.

    Produced by Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch, Horsham, PA, 2003.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3782 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (2003): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, April 2003. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.