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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, June 1991

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
abortion; Bush Administration (1989-1993); Bush, George H.W.; civil rights; economic conditions; foreign relations; free trade; international trade; national debt; Persian Gulf War; political issues; political parties; presidency; presidential performance; public confidence; public opinion; social issues
  • 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. Respondents were questioned regarding the condition of the national, state, and local economies, financial conditions of the federal and state governments, the most important thing they thought should be done to improve these conditions, and which political party they trusted to do a better job of coping with the main problems facing the nation over the next few years. Respondents also were questioned in depth about civil rights, including whether they thought Blacks and other minorities were discriminated against in hiring, whether Blacks had a better chance of advancing to management or supervisory positions than whites, and whether they thought the Democrats or the Republicans generally came closest to reflecting their views on civil rights. Other topics covered include abortion, financial aid to and free trade with the Soviet Union, and the Persian Gulf War. 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
  • 1991-05-30 / 1991-06-02
    Time period: 1991-05-30--1991-06-02
  • 1991-05-30 / 1991-06-02
    Collection date: 1991-05-30--1991-06-02
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.

2008-01-08 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
  • 9611 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Steeh, Charlotte, Krysan, Maria. Affirmative action and the public, 1970-1995. Public Opinion Quarterly.60, (1), 128 -1996.
    • ID: 10.1086/297742 (DOI)
  • 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; The Washington Post (1992): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, June 1991. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.