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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, January 2003 (ICPSR 3770)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post


This poll is part of a series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions on President George W. Bush's handling of foreign and domestic issues such as the economy, the war against terrorism, possible military action against Iraq, the budget, taxes, and North Korea. Respondents were also asked to give their opinions on how the policies of the United Nations would affect military action in Iraq, diplomacy with North Korea, the overall view of the state of the economy, the respondent's personal financial health, the present and future legality of abortion, interaction within communities of varying levels of diversity, affirmative action policies, capital punishment, state and federal budget problems, investments, race relations and discrimination, and preferences for candidates in the 2004 presidential primaries. Background information on respondents includes political orientation, age, sex, education, religion, military service, community demographics, and household income.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll, January 2003. ICPSR03770-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03770.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03770.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, Affirmative Action, attitudes, Bush, George W., capital punishment, diplomacy, military intervention, national economy, personal finances, presidency, presidential candidates, presidential performance, public opinion, race relations, social issues, taxes, terrorism

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2003-01

Date of Collection:   

  • 2003-01-16

Unit of Observation:    individuals

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information about sampling, interviewing, weighting, and sampling error may be found in the codebook.

The data are provided as an SPSS portable file.

This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' privacy.

Produced by Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch, Horsham, PA, 2003.


Sample:    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 home at the time of the interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

Restrictions: This data collection may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited.


Original ICPSR Release:   2003-10-09

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