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Washington Post District of Columbia Mayoral Election Poll, September 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
Barry, Marion; local elections; mayoral candidates; primaries; public opinion; voter attitudes
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded in September of 1994, was undertaken to assess respondents' views on the District of Columbia mayoral election. Respondents were asked to assess how likely they were to vote in the primary held on September 13th, who they would vote for if the election were held that day, and how certain they were of voting for that candidate. Respondents were also asked if there was a candidate for whom they would not vote, under any circumstances, and if so, who it was. Queries included how interested the respondent was in the mayoral election and how long the respondent had been registered to vote in Washington, DC. Questions also assessed how likely it was that an endorsement of a particular candidate by the Washington Post newspaper would influence the respondent's vote. Background information includes voter registration status in Washington, DC, party registration status, voting record, area of residence in Washington, DC, level of education, age, sex, voting ward, ethnicity, household income, and willingness for call-back.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1994-09
  • 1994-09-01 / 1994-09-08
    Collection date: 1994-09-01--1994-09-08
Geographic Coverage
  • District of Columbia
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the District of Columbia.
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
  • The data file contains suspicious characters in records 821, 864, and 1215. To the best of ICPSR's knowledge and testing, the suspicious characters should not affect analysis.

    Weight variables with two implied decimal places have been included and must be used in any analysis.

    Additional information about sampling, interviewing, weighting, and sampling error may be found in the codebook.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 3853 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03853.v1

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

The Washington Post (2005): Washington Post District of Columbia Mayoral Election Poll, September 1994. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.