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ABC News Poll, November 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
approval ratings; Bush Administration (1989-1993); Bush, George H.W.; United States Congress; congressional candidates; congressional voting; economic policy; Federal budget deficit; foreign policy; hostages; military interventions; military operations; national economy; party identification; political parties; presidential performance; public opinion; sanctions; 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 approval ratings for public officials (George Bush, Congress, the respondent's representative in Congress, Democrats, and Republicans) on the issues of job performance, handling of the economy, and handling of the situation caused by Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the budget deficit reduction plan (and the income group that would be most affected by it), and the income group that Bush, Democrats, and Republicans cared most about. Respondents also were asked how important various political issues were to their vote choice on election day, if they planned to vote in the upcoming general election, for which party they would vote, and whether they would vote to re-elect their own representative. Other questions focusing on the situation in the Persian Gulf addressed the issues of the use of military force if necessary to ensure Iraq's withdrawal from Kuwait, long-term military presence of the United States in the Gulf region, the use of military force should the economic embargo prove unsuccessful, the likelihood that the United States would go to war with Iraq, and Americans and other foreigners being held hostage by Iraq. Background information provided includes political alignment, registered voter status, 1988 presidential and congressional vote choices, education, age, race, income, sex, and state/region of residence.
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    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-11-01 / 1990-11-04
    Time period: 1990-11-01--1990-11-04
  • 1990-11-01 / 1990-11-04
    Collection date: 1990-11-01--1990-11-04
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.
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.

2007-07-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9561 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • 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.
  • Patterson, Kelly D., Magleby, David B.. Poll Trends: Public Support for Congress. Public Opinion Quarterly.56, (4), 539-551.1992.
    • ID: 10.1086/269346 (DOI)

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

ABC News (1991): ABC News Poll, November 1990. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.