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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, October 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
Bush, George W.; Catholic Church; health insurance; healthcare; presidential candidates; presidential elections; presidential performance; primaries; public opinion; voter preferences
  • Abstract

    This poll is part of a series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions of President George W. Bush and his handling of the presidency, foreign policy, the economy, the United States campaign against terrorism, prescription drug benefits for the elderly, and the situation in Iraq. Opinions were also solicited on the human costs of the war against Iraq, party preferences in the 2004 presidential election, whom they would vote for in the 2004 Democratic presidential primary, and whether they would vote for George W. Bush or the Democratic nominee for president if the 2004 presidential election were being held that day. A series of detailed questions addressed the health care system, health insurance coverage, use of health services, unmet health care needs, out-of-pocket expenses for health care, source of care, patient trust and satisfaction, health status, and presence of chronic health conditions. Respondents were also asked for their views on the investigation by the United States Justice Department into whether someone in the White House broke the law by identifying a former diplomat's wife as an undercover CIA agent. The final set of questions queried respondents on issues related to the Catholic Church, including whether respondents had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Catholic Church, whether they agreed with the Roman Catholic Church policies that priests cannot get married and that women cannot become priests, whether they approved of the way the Catholic Church was handling the issue of sexual abuse of children by priests, whether they approved of the way Pope John Paul II handled his job as pope, how they would rate the job John Paul II had done, and whether they thought the next pope should maintain the traditional policies of the Church, or should change Church policies to reflect the current attitudes and lifestyles of Catholics. Background variables include education, marital status, whether the respondent had any children under age 18 living at home, employment status, ethnicity, household income, sex and whether the respondent was registered to vote.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2003-10
  • 2003-10-09 / 2003-10-13
    Collection date: 2003-10-09--2003-10-13
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
  • Additional information about sampling, interviewing, weighting, and sampling error may be found in the codebook.

    The data are provided as an SPSS portable file.

    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.

This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3942 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03942.v1

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (2004): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, October 2003. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.