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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, February 1990

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1991-05-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
abortion; Bush Administration (1989-1993); Bush, George H.W.; capital gains; drug laws; drug traffic; economic conditions; foreign policy; international relations; national defense; national economy; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Quayle, Dan; social issues; Social Security
Description
  • 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. Respondents were asked if they approved of the way George Bush was handling the nation's economy, the illegal drug problem, foreign affairs, and relations with China, and if they approved of the way George Bush, Congress, and Dan Quayle were handling their jobs. In addition, respondents were questioned regarding Bush's State of the Union address and the leadership roles of Bush and Congress. Other topics covered include the capital gains tax, abortion, the Social Security system, defense spending, the upcoming international drug summit, and drug trafficking in Colombia. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, social class, marital status, household composition, labor union membership, employment status, race, sex, income, and state/region of residence.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-02-01 / 1990-02-04
    Time period: 1990-02-01--1990-02-04
  • 1990-02-01 / 1990-02-04
    Collection date: 1990-02-01--1990-02-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.
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
  • A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

Note
2006-11-28 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
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
  • 9438 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09438.v1
Publications
  • Baggette, Jennifer, Shapiro, Robert Y., Jacobs, Lawrence R.. The Polls-Poll Trends: Social Security-An Update. Public Opinion Quarterly.59, (3), 420-442.1995.
    • ID: 10.1086/269485 (DOI)

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1991): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, February 1990. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09438