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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, March-April 1989 (ICPSR 9243)

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


This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Bush presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include the nation's economy, the federal budget deficit, federal income taxes, and the establishment of wage minimums/increases by the federal government. Additionally, respondents were questioned concerning buying and eating habits and the possible contamination of fresh fruit, the effect of terrorism on international travel and government response to it, income taxes, United States relationship with Israel, and the conflict between Israel and Palestine. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, marital status, employment status, race, household income, and sex.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, MARCH-APRIL 1989. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-25. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09243.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09243.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    air transportation, Bush, George H.W., eating habits, federal budget deficit, federal income tax, food safety, Israel, Israeli Palestine conflict, national economy, presidency, public opinion, terrorism

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1989-03-30--1989-04-03

Date of Collection:   

  • 1989-03-30--1989-04-03

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blank and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1990-12-04

Version History:

  • 2008-02-25 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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