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Washington Post Poll, March 1990

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1991-05-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
Bush Administration (1989-1993); Bush, George H.W.; energy consumption; environmental attitudes; environmental cleanup; environmental policy; environmental regulation; foreign affairs; national economy; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey centers on environmental issues. Respondents were asked to name the two most important problems facing this country and to rank the priority of solutions for a variety of problems facing the United States. They were also asked if they approved of the way President Bush was handling the nation's economy, the illegal drug problem, foreign affairs, and the nation's environment. Additionally, respondents were asked if the environment had gotten better, worse, or had stayed the same in the past 20 years, which political party cared more about solving the country's environmental problems, if they were more concerned about worldwide environmental problems or local environmental problems, if they agreed with a series of statements regarding environmental issues, and if they had done anything to improve the environment. Other questions asked if respondents would reduce their driving, give up air conditioning, and stop using aerosol spray products, disposable products, power lawn mowers, and outdoor barbecues in order to help environment, if they thought it was necessary to raise taxes to clean up the environment, if they approved of having stronger controls on pollution from automobile exhaust even if it meant higher auto prices, if they favored or opposed building more nuclear power plants, and if they had heard anything about Earth Day and planned to take part in any Earth Day events. 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, sex, income, race, and state/region residence.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-03-22 / 1990-03-26
    Time period: 1990-03-22--1990-03-26
  • 1990-03-22 / 1990-03-26
    Collection date: 1990-03-22--1990-03-26
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
  • The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9456 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Popp, David. Altruism and the Demand for Environmental Quality. Land Economics.77, (3), 339-349.2001.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3147128 (URL)

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

The Washington Post (1991): Washington Post Poll, March 1990. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09456.v1