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Washington Post Virginia Election Poll, June 1994

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
congressional elections (US Senate); North, Oliver; political campaigns; Virginia; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, conducted June 19-23, 1994, was undertaken to assess respondents' views on the upcoming Virginia election for United States Senate. Virginia residents were polled on the biggest problem facing the state, whether things were going in the right or wrong direction, how closely they followed the upcoming United States Senate race, their level of interest in the election, and the likelihood that they would vote in the state general election in November. Respondents were also asked who they planned to vote for as United States senator (Democrat Charles Robb, Republican Oliver North, Independent candidate Douglas Wilder, or Independent candidate Marshall Coleman), how strongly they supported this candidate, whether there was any chance that they might vote for another candidate, and if they were satisfied with the choice of candidates. Background variables include sex, age, ethnicity, marital status, children in household, household income, education, religion, religiosity, political orientation, political party affiliation, and voter registration and participation history.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1994-06
  • 1994-06-19 / 1994-06-23
    Collection date: 1994-06-19--1994-06-23
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
  • Virginia
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in Virginia.
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.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3847 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03847.v1

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

The Washington Post (2004): Washington Post Virginia Election Poll, June 1994. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.