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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, November 1993 (ICPSR 6292)

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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 to identify the most important problem facing the United States and to comment on whether they approved of Bill Clinton's handling of his job as president, the nation's economy, foreign affairs, crime, the situation in Somalia, and the situation in Haiti. Other questions addressed issues such as health insurance and Clinton's health care plan. They were also asked whether the Democrats or the Republicans were doing a better job coping with the main problems the nation faces and whether First Lady Hillary Clinton had too much influence over Bill Clinton. Other topics covered in the poll include the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), whether Puerto Rico should be admitted as the 51st state, and the role of the United States in United Nations peacekeeping efforts. 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, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll, November 1993. ICPSR06292-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-08-22. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06292.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   Clinton, Bill, Clinton, Hillary, crime, foreign affairs, health insurance, health policy, NAFTA, national economy, peace keeping missions, presidency, public opinion

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1993-11

Date of Collection:  

  • 1993-11

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

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis.


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


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Version History:

  • 2008-08-22 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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