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ABC News/Washington Post John Tower Poll, February 1989

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1990-12-04
Language
English
Free Keywords
attitudes; Bush Administration (1989-1993); Cabinet nominations; confirmation hearings; public opinion; Tower, John
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains information regarding the nomination of John Tower as secretary of defense and other political issues. Respondents were asked if they approved of the choices Bush made for his Cabinet, specifically John Tower, whether the president should be allowed to choose his cabinet without Senate approval, if Tower was treated fairly by the Senate, and if a delay in naming a secretary of defense would threaten the country's national security. Additionally, respondents were queried about John Tower's drinking habits, his fitness to be secretary of defense, and whether the Senate's rejection of Tower's nomination would be a defeat for President Bush. Background information on respondents includes political alignment and sex.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1989-02-27
  • Collection date: 1989-02-27
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Sampling
Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The data contain blank and alphabetic characters.

Note
2008-07-24 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9241 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1990): ABC News/Washington Post John Tower Poll, February 1989. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09241.v1