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ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1995

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Clinton, Bill; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Simpson, O.J.; State of the Union Address; United States Congress
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded January 24, 1995, was undertaken to assess respondents' views on the 1995 State of the Union Address delivered by President Bill Clinton. Respondents were polled immediately following the address on whether they had watched any of it, whether they approved or disapproved of most of what President Clinton said, and whether they supported or opposed specific proposals such as raising the minimum wage, giving tax breaks to middle class families with children, continuing funding for Americorps, and spending more money to enforce laws against illegal immigration. Opinions were solicited on whether President Clinton or the Republicans in Congress was taking a stronger leadership role in government and whether it was a good or bad thing, whether the country should go in the direction that President Clinton or the Republicans in Congress wanted it to go, and whether Clinton deserved a second term as president. Respondents were also asked whether they had watched any of the O.J. Simpson trial live on television that day. Background variables include sex and political party affiliation.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1995-01
  • Collection date: 1995-01-24
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) 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. (3) 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.

2007-09-20 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3835 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News (2004): ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1995. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.