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Washington Post District of Columbia Mayoral Election Poll, September 1994 (ICPSR 3853)

Principal Investigator(s): The Washington Post


This special topic poll, fielded in September of 1994, was undertaken to assess respondents' views on the District of Columbia mayoral election. Respondents were asked to assess how likely they were to vote in the primary held on September 13th, who they would vote for if the election were held that day, and how certain they were of voting for that candidate. Respondents were also asked if there was a candidate for whom they would not vote, under any circumstances, and if so, who it was. Queries included how interested the respondent was in the mayoral election and how long the respondent had been registered to vote in Washington, DC. Questions also assessed how likely it was that an endorsement of a particular candidate by the Washington Post newspaper would influence the respondent's vote. Background information includes voter registration status in Washington, DC, party registration status, voting record, area of residence in Washington, DC, level of education, age, sex, voting ward, ethnicity, household income, and willingness for call-back.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


The Washington Post. Washington Post District of Columbia Mayoral Election Poll, September 1994. ICPSR03853-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03853.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03853.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Barry, Marion, local elections, mayoral candidates, primaries, public opinion, voter attitudes

Geographic Coverage:    District of Columbia, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1994-09

Date of Collection:   

  • 1994-09-01--1994-09-08

Unit of Observation:    individuals

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the District of Columbia.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data file contains suspicious characters in records 821, 864, and 1215. To the best of ICPSR's knowledge and testing, the suspicious characters should not affect analysis.

Weight variables with two implied decimal places have been included and must be used in any analysis.

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


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


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-01-19


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