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Washington Post Prince George's County Election Poll, September 1994

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
county government; elections; political issues; primaries; public opinion; racial attitudes; voter expectations; voters; voting age
  • Abstract

    This special topic poll, fielded in September 1994, sought respondent views on the Prince George's County Democratic primary election. Respondents were asked if they had voted and whom they had voted for in that past Tuesday's election. Queries included what the most important issue was to respondents in determining their vote for County Executive, whether respondents felt that things in Prince George's County were generally going in the right direction, their perception of how good a place Prince George's County was to live in, and whether the quality of life in the county had improved or would improve. Respondents were asked whether Whites and/or Blacks in the county had too much influence on local politics and whether the influence of Blacks in county politics was increasing. Demographic information includes political affiliation, level of education, age, sex, marital status, number of years residing in Prince George's County, residence prior to living in the county, ethnicity, yearly income, and willingness for call-back.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1994-09
  • Collection date: 1994-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Maryland
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in Prince George's County in Maryland.
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.

2004-12-08 File Specifications have been changed to reflect that the data file has three records per case and is a Card Image file as opposed to an SPSS portable file. Additional subject terms have been added to better represent the information contained in the data. The codebook has been updated with a processing note containing current information about weighting. The RESTRICTIONS field has been removed because it was redundant.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3855 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

The Washington Post (2004): Washington Post Prince George's County Election Poll, September 1994. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.