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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, March 1994 (ICPSR 6622)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post


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 give their thoughts on Bill Clinton's handling of his job as president, the nation's economy, foreign affairs, crime, and whether things in the United States were generally going in the right direction or were on the wrong track. They were also asked to give their impressions of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Bob Dole, Ross Perot, and Al Gore, and to comment on whether they approved of the way Hillary Clinton was handling her position as First Lady and whether she had too much influence over Bill Clinton. Additional topics in this survey covered the Clinton health care plan, ethics and honesty in the federal government, and the Whitewater real estate venture, including whether the respondent thought Whitewater was important and whether it distracted from more important issues, as well as Clinton's handling of the situation in North Korea, and whether Clinton had a clear policy on North Korea. A section of questions was devoted to cigarette smoking--whether it should be allowed or limited indoors, whether the respondent thought that second-hand smoke was a health risk, whether it is dangerous to smoke, and whether the federal government should regulate nicotine or classify it as a drug. Demographic background variables include political orientation, age, sex, race, income, and education.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, MARCH 1994. ICPSR version. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06622.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06622.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Clinton Administration (1993-2001), Clinton, Bill, crime, Dole, Bob, economic conditions, foreign affairs, Gore, Al, health care, national economy, Perot, Ross, political ethics, political issues, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, smoking, social issues, trust in government, Whitewater inquiry

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1994-03

Date of Collection:   

  • 1994-03

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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