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ABC News/Washington Post Iraq Rebel Poll, April 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
attitudes; Bush Administration (1989-1993); Hussein, Saddam; peace keeping missions; Persian Gulf War; political change; political opposition; post-war measures; presidential performance; public opinion
  • Abstract

    This survey focuses on issues related to the Iraqi rebels who attempted to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Respondents were asked if they approved of the way George Bush was handling the situation, whether the United States should have encouraged the rebels and tried to help them, and whether they favored certain actions the United States could take to help the rebels in Iraq. In addition, respondents were asked if a large number of United States soldiers should remain in the Persian Gulf to help maintain peace and if the United States was heading for the same kind of involvement in the Persian Gulf that it had in the Vietnam War. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, vote choice for the House of Representatives election in November 1992, age, sex, and state/region of residence.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1991-04-03
  • Collection date: 1991-04-03
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
  • (1) 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.

2008-09-12 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
  • 9609 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09609.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.
  • Bierman, John. Deadly exodus; the allies come under fire for refusing to intervene to help Kurdish rebels in Iraq. Maclean's.104, (15), 22 -1991.
  • Budiansky, Stephen, Galloway, Joseph L.. Saddam's revenge: as the Kurds are crushed, the White House sticks to its decision not to intervene. U.S. News and World Report.110, (14), 26 -1991.

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

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