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ABC News Politics Poll #2, March 1992

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
government; leadership; national economy; presidential candidates; public opinion; United States Congress
  • Abstract

    This survey assessed the political climate of the United States on March 18, 1992. Those surveyed were asked whether they approved of the way the United States Congress was doing its job and, more specifically, the way their own United States Representative was doing his/her job, whether they felt enthusiastic about the way the federal government worked, and whether they had favorable impressions of the presidential candidates, and their wives. Respondents were also asked which presidential candidate they would trust to do the best job with the economy, whether they were satisfied that each candidate had the honesty and integrity to serve effectively as president, and whether each candidate understood the problems of the average American well enough to serve effectively as president. Additional questions probed respondents regarding the re-election of their own representatives to Congress, term limits for United States Representatives, and the congressional check-writing scandal. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, voter registration status, most recent presidential vote choice, education, age, race, income, and sex.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1992-03-18
  • Collection date: 1992-03-18
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within households, 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
  • A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used with any analysis.

2007-11-06 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
  • 9882 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • 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 (1993): ABC News Politics Poll #2, March 1992. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.