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ABC News/Washington Post Cease Fire Poll, March 1991

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
Arab Israeli conflict; attitudes; Bush Administration (1989-1993); energy policy; Hussein,Saddam; international relations; Middle East; military intervention; Persian Gulf War; public opinion; presidential performance; social issues; trade policy
  • 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 economy, the environment, foreign affairs, and whether Bush was able to deal with major problems facing the nation. In addition, respondents were questioned in depth regarding the situation in the Persian Gulf, including whether a large number of United States soldiers should remain in the Persian Gulf to help maintain peace, whether the United States could claim a victory if Saddam Hussein remained in power, if the Middle East would be more stable as a result of the war, and if the war would leave the United States in a stronger position in the world. Respondents were also asked if their decisions to vote to re-elect a representative or senator would be influenced by that individual's voting against the resolution that authorized George Bush to start the Gulf War, if they had gained or lost respect for certain countries and certain people as a result of the war, and if the war was worth fighting considering the costs versus the benefits to the United States. Among the other subjects addressed were federal energy policy, trade restrictions with Mexico, an international conference on the Arab-Israeli problem, and relations between Israel and the Palestinians. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, social class, marital status, number of people in household, labor union membership, employment status, race, income, sex, and state/region of residence.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-03-01 / 1991-03-03
    Time period: 1991-03-01--1991-03-03
  • 1991-03-01 / 1991-03-03
    Collection date: 1991-03-01--1991-03-03
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. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to blanks for reasons of confidentiality.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9608 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09608.v1
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    • ID: (URL)
  • 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.
  • Hillenbrand, Barry. In search of a triumph: Tokyo's dithering on the gulf war clouds relations with Washington and raises questions about Japan's global role. Time.137, (14), 42 -1991.
  • Keene, Karlyn H., Ladd, Everett Carll, Baggette, Jennifer, Benson, John, Zinsmeister, Karl. Crime, Cops, and Courts. Public Perspective.2, (5), 74 -1991.
  • McDonald, Marci. Swimming solo: only one Democrat has bid for the presidency. Maclean's.104, (34), 28 -1991.

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1992): ABC News/Washington Post Cease Fire Poll, March 1991. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.