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Washington Post Democratic Convention Delegate Poll, 1988

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1990-05-01
Language
English
Free Keywords
abortion; CIA; covert operations; defense budget; Democratic National Convention; Dukakis, Michael; Equal Rights Amendment; federal budget deficit; health policy; Jackson, Jesse; military draft; national elections; party delegates; party nominations; political campaigns; political conventions; taxes; vice-presidential candidates
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection examines attitudes of delegates to the 1988 Democratic National Convention on a variety of social and political issues. Major areas of investigation include delegates' views on ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, raising taxes to deal with the federal budget deficit, using the CIA to undermine hostile foreign governments, reinstituting the military draft, outlawing abortion, government provision of a national health care program, and reducing the military budget. Delegates also were asked where they would place Michael Dukakis on a scale running from very liberal to very conservative, whom they favored for the vice presidential nomination, if they would work enthusiastically for Dukakis if he won the nomination, if it would be a good or a bad idea to have Jesse Jackson as the vice presidential nominee, and if they agreed with several statements proposed for the party platform such as calling South Africa a terrorist state and putting a freeze on defense spending. Profiles of the delegates include participation in Democratic party affairs, elected or appointed public positions currently held, self-placement on a liberal/conservative scale, prior attendance at a national convention, candidate voted for on the first ballot at the 1984 national convention, the candidate the delegate would vote for on the first ballot at the 1988 convention, education, age, religion, marital status, labor union membership, employment status, race, sex, income, and region of residence.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-06-21 / 1988-07-10
    Time period: 1988-06-21--1988-07-10
  • 1988-06-21 / 1988-07-10
    Collection date: 1988-06-21--1988-07-10
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Delegates to the 1988 Democratic National Convention.
Sampling
Random sample.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks.

Availability
Delivery
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 (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9068 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09068.v1

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

The Washington Post (1990): Washington Post Democratic Convention Delegate Poll, 1988. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09068