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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, September 2003 (ICPSR 3940) RSS

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Summary:

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, the 2004 presidential election, the situation in Iraq, the nation's economy, and preferences for candidates in the 2004 Democratic presidential primaries. Those polled were asked how closely they were following the race for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination, whether they would vote in a 2004 presidential primary or caucus, and how satisfied they were with the choice of candidates in the Democratic primaries this year. Looking ahead to the 2004 Democratic presidential primaries, respondents were also asked for whom they would vote, which candidate they were leaning toward, and who their second choice might be. A series of questions addressed President Bush's handling of domestic issues like the economy, education, Social Security, prescription drug benefits for the elderly, the environment, the cost of health insurance, homeland security, taxes, the federal budget, creating jobs, gun control, the abortion issue, campaign finance reform, and foreign affairs including the situation in Iraq, the cost of the war, and the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians. Background variables include education, age, religious orientation, urban/rural area of residence, marital status, ethnicity, household income, sex, whether the respondent was registered to vote, whether the respondent voted in the 2000 presidential election, and for whom the respondent voted.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll, September 2003. ICPSR03940-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03940.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   abortion, federal budget, health insurance, Iraq War, Israeli Palestinian conflict, national economy, prescription drugs, presidency, presidential candidates, presidential performance, primaries, public opinion, social security, taxes

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2003-09

Date of Collection:  

  • 2003-09-10--2003-09-13

Unit of Observation:   individuals

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

Data Types:   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' anonymity.

Methodology

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.

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telephone interviews

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Q.2p Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling: GUN CONTROL
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (READ ITEM)? How about (NEXT ITEM)? (IF NEEDED: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)? HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS a. The economy b. The situation in Iraq c. Education d. Social Security e. Prescription drug benefits for the elderly f. The environment g. The cost, availability and coverage of health insurance h. Homeland security i. Taxes HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS: j. The federal budget k. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians l. The US campaign against terrorism m. Creating jobs n. International affairs o. Military spending p. Gun control q. The abortion issue r. Campaign finance reform
Q.10p For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for president next year. GUN CONTROL
10. For each item I name, please tell me how important it will be in your vote for president next year. Will it be one of the single most important issues, very important, somewhat important or less important than that? The first is (READ ITEM). How about (NEXT ITEM)? (IF NEEDED: How important will (ITEM) be in your vote for president next year?) SAME HALF AS BUSH ATTRIBUTES, SCRAMBLE ITEMS: a. The economy b. The situation in Iraq c. Education d. Social Security e. Prescription drug benefits for the elderly f. The environment g. The cost, availability and coverage of health insurance h. Homeland security i. Taxes SAME HALF AS BUSH ATTRIBUTES, SCRAMBLE ITEMS: j. The federal budget k. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians l. The US campaign against terrorism m. Creating jobs n. International affairs o. Military spending p. Gun control q. The abortion issue r. Campaign finance reform
Q.2a Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling: THE ECONOMY
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (READ ITEM)? How about (NEXT ITEM)? (IF NEEDED: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)? HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS a. The economy b. The situation in Iraq c. Education d. Social Security e. Prescription drug benefits for the elderly f. The environment g. The cost, availability and coverage of health insurance h. Homeland security i. Taxes HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS: j. The federal budget k. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians l. The US campaign against terrorism m. Creating jobs n. International affairs o. Military spending p. Gun control q. The abortion issue r. Campaign finance reform
Q.2b Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling: THE SITUATION IN IRAQ
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (READ ITEM)? How about (NEXT ITEM)? (IF NEEDED: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)? HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS a. The economy b. The situation in Iraq c. Education d. Social Security e. Prescription drug benefits for the elderly f. The environment g. The cost, availability and coverage of health insurance h. Homeland security i. Taxes HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS: j. The federal budget k. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians l. The US campaign against terrorism m. Creating jobs n. International affairs o. Military spending p. Gun control q. The abortion issue r. Campaign finance reform
Q.2c Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling: EDUCATION
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (READ ITEM)? How about (NEXT ITEM)? (IF NEEDED: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)? HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS a. The economy b. The situation in Iraq c. Education d. Social Security e. Prescription drug benefits for the elderly f. The environment g. The cost, availability and coverage of health insurance h. Homeland security i. Taxes HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS: j. The federal budget k. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians l. The US campaign against terrorism m. Creating jobs n. International affairs o. Military spending p. Gun control q. The abortion issue r. Campaign finance reform
Q.2d Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling: SOCIAL SECURITY
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (READ ITEM)? How about (NEXT ITEM)? (IF NEEDED: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)? HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS a. The economy b. The situation in Iraq c. Education d. Social Security e. Prescription drug benefits for the elderly f. The environment g. The cost, availability and coverage of health insurance h. Homeland security i. Taxes HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS: j. The federal budget k. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians l. The US campaign against terrorism m. Creating jobs n. International affairs o. Military spending p. Gun control q. The abortion issue r. Campaign finance reform
Q.2e Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling: PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS FOR THE ELDERLY
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (READ ITEM)? How about (NEXT ITEM)? (IF NEEDED: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)? HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS a. The economy b. The situation in Iraq c. Education d. Social Security e. Prescription drug benefits for the elderly f. The environment g. The cost, availability and coverage of health insurance h. Homeland security i. Taxes HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS: j. The federal budget k. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians l. The US campaign against terrorism m. Creating jobs n. International affairs o. Military spending p. Gun control q. The abortion issue r. Campaign finance reform
Q.2f Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling: THE ENVIRONMENT
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (READ ITEM)? How about (NEXT ITEM)? (IF NEEDED: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)? HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS a. The economy b. The situation in Iraq c. Education d. Social Security e. Prescription drug benefits for the elderly f. The environment g. The cost, availability and coverage of health insurance h. Homeland security i. Taxes HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS: j. The federal budget k. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians l. The US campaign against terrorism m. Creating jobs n. International affairs o. Military spending p. Gun control q. The abortion issue r. Campaign finance reform
Q.2g Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling: THE COST, AVAILABILITY AND COVERAGE OF HEALTH INSURANCE
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (READ ITEM)? How about (NEXT ITEM)? (IF NEEDED: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)? HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS a. The economy b. The situation in Iraq c. Education d. Social Security e. Prescription drug benefits for the elderly f. The environment g. The cost, availability and coverage of health insurance h. Homeland security i. Taxes HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS: j. The federal budget k. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians l. The US campaign against terrorism m. Creating jobs n. International affairs o. Military spending p. Gun control q. The abortion issue r. Campaign finance reform
Q.2h Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling: HOMELAND SECURITY
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (READ ITEM)? How about (NEXT ITEM)? (IF NEEDED: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling (ITEM)? HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS a. The economy b. The situation in Iraq c. Education d. Social Security e. Prescription drug benefits for the elderly f. The environment g. The cost, availability and coverage of health insurance h. Homeland security i. Taxes HALF SAMPLE, SCRAMBLE ITEMS: j. The federal budget k. The situation between Israel and the Palestinians l. The US campaign against terrorism m. Creating jobs n. International affairs o. Military spending p. Gun control q. The abortion issue r. Campaign finance reform

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