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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, May 1989

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 H.W.; government performance; Panama; political representation; politicians; presidency; United States Congress; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Bush presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include the state of the economy, the Panamanian situation, and the respondent's voting behavior during the November 1988 election. In addition, respondents were asked if they approved of the way Congress and in particular Jim Wright were doing their jobs, if they knew the names of their governor, United States senators, and/or representatives, and if they approved of the performance of these officials. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, marital status, household composition, labor union membership, employment status, race, and income.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-05-19 / 1989-05-23
    Time period: 1989-05-19--1989-05-23
  • 1989-05-19 / 1989-05-23
    Collection date: 1989-05-19--1989-05-23
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
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
  • The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

2008-05-14 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
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
  • 9247 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09247.v1
  • Squire, Peverill, Fastnow, Christina. Comparing Gubernatorial and Senatorial Elections. Political Research Quarterly.47, (3), 705-720.1994.

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1990): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, May 1989. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.