This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.
ABC News/Washington Post Poll, August 1989 (ICPSR 9355)
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. Respondents were asked what the most important problem facing the country was, how they felt about charges of alleged wrongdoing by former Reagan Housing Department officials, and who was taking the stronger leadership role in Washington--Bush or Congress. Respondents also were questioned regarding the destruction and burning of the American flag, the status of the nation's economy, the federal budget deficit, and spending on a series of federal government programs. Other topics covered include terrorism and the Middle East, the quality of education provided by public high schools, the new Medicare program covering catastrophic illness and long-term hospital stays, oil shipping companies and related environmental problems, and the upcoming House of Representatives election. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, social class, marital status, household composition, labor union membership, employment status, race, sex, income, and state/region of residence.
One or more data files in this study are set up in a non-standard format, such as card image format. Users may need help converting these files before they can be used for analysis.
Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Please log in so we can determine if you are with a member institution and have access to these data files.
ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, AUGUST 1989. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-22. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09355.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09355.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: Bush Administration (1989-1993), Bush, George H.W., economic conditions, education, elections, environmental policy, federal budget deficit, government spending, Medicare, Middle East, national debt, oil industry, political issues, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, social issues, terrorism
Geographic Coverage: United States
The data contain blanks 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.
Original ICPSR Release: 1991-05-03
- 2006-12-22 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
- Citations exports are provided above.
Export Study-level metadata (does not include variable-level metadata)
If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.