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ABC News/Washington Post Iraq Casualties Poll, July 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
armed conflict; Bush, George W.; Hussein, Saddam; international relations; Iraq War; military operations; presidential performance; public opinion; war casualties; world politics
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, conducted July 9-10, 2003, was undertaken to assess public opinion on the war with Iraq. Respondents were asked to give their opinions on the economic and human costs of the war against Iraq, the effectiveness of President George W. Bush, other countries' opinions of the United States as a result of the war, and the upcoming 2004 presidential election. Other of questions addressed the current and future casualties of the war, the necessity of locating Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the length of time necessary for the United States military to be in Iraq, the eventual costs and benefits of the war with Iraq, and the political impact of the war with Iraq. Background variables include age, sex, political orientation, education, and ethnicity.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2003-07
  • 2003-07-09 / 2003-07-10
    Collection date: 2003-07-09--2003-07-10
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' privacy. (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
  • 3810 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03810.v1

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

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