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Washington Post Virginia Governor Poll, September 1993 (ICPSR 6286)

Principal Investigator(s): The Washington Post


This special topic poll covered Virginia's race for governor. Respondents were asked whether they followed the race closely and whom they would vote for, George F. Allen or Mary Sue Terry. Qualities and qualifications for both gubernatorial candidates were covered in detail. The elections for lieutenant governor between Michael P. Farris and Donald S. Beyer and for attorney general between James S. Gilmore and William D. Dolan were also addressed. Those queried were asked to identify the biggest problem facing the state of Virginia and to comment on how important specific issues, such as strengthening the state's economy, gun control, improving transportation and roads, abortion, improving public education, and holding down taxes, were in determining the elections. 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


Washington Post. WASHINGTON POST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR 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/ICPSR06286.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06286.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, attitudes, candidates, education, economic conditions, election campaigns, gubernatorial elections, gun control, gun regulation, public opinion, social issues, state elections, taxes, transportation

Geographic Coverage:    United States, Virginia

Time Period:   

  • 1993-09

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-09

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the state of Virginia.

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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