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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, July 1990

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
abortion; Bush, George H.W.; consumers; Gorbachev, Mikhail; interest rates; presidency; presidential performance; public confidence; public opinion; savings; savings and loan associations; savings and loan crisis; voter attitudes; voter preferences
  • 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 taxes, the price of consumer goods, interest rates, and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev. In addition, respondents were asked a detailed series of questions relating to federally insured savings and loan associations. Questions included whether respondents had any savings in one of these institutions, how much confidence they had in this country's savings and loan institutions, whether enough was being done to solve the S&L crisis, what caused the savings and loan crisis, if they thought S&L executives convicted of crimes would go to jail, who the five senators being investigated in the S&L scandal were, and if President Bush had done anything wrong in connection with the failure of his son's savings and loan. Respondents also were asked how important a number of factors were in deciding how to vote for the House of Representatives, if they supported abortion rights, if they would be more likely to vote for a political candidate who supported abortion rights, and if a pregnant teenager under age 18 should be able to get permission from a judge to obtain a legal abortion instead of notifying a parent. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, social class, marital status, number of people in the household, labor union membership, employment status, race, income, sex, and state/region of residence.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-07-19 / 1990-07-24
    Time period: 1990-07-19--1990-07-24
  • 1990-07-19 / 1990-07-24
    Collection date: 1990-07-19--1990-07-24
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.
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.

2007-05-07 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
  • 9461 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09461.v1
  • Norrander, Barbara, Wilcox, Clyde. Rallying Around the Flag and Partisan Change: The Case of the Persian Gulf War. Political Research Quarterly.46, (4), 759-770.1993.

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

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