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ABC News Poll, September 1993 (ICPSR 6285)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked whether they approved of Bill Clinton's handling of his job as president, the nation's economy, foreign affairs, and the health care plan. Respondents were asked whether Clinton's health care plan was better or worse than the existing system and whether it was good for the long-term future of the nation. The quality of health care and health insurance coverage were also addressed. Respondents were asked whether the plan treated them fairly and whether Congress should pass Clinton's health care plan with or without changes. Other topics included the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), and whether the penny is a useful coin. Demographic background variables include political orientation, sex, age, race, income, and education.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS POLL, SEPTEMBER 1993. ICPSR version. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06285.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06285.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Clinton, Bill, foreign affairs, health care, health insurance, Israeli Palestinian conflict, NAFTA, national economy, Palestine Liberation Organization, political issues, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, social issues

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1993-09

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-09

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet. The codebook is also available in hardcopy form upon request from ICPSR.


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 at home at the time of interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1997-05-16


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