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Washington Post District of Columbia Poll #1, February 1990 (ICPSR 9439)

Principal Investigator(s): The Washington Post


This data collection centers on issues regarding District of Columbia's mayor Marion Barry. Respondents were asked if they thought Marion Barry should run for re-election, for whom they would vote if the mayoral primary were held that day, toward which candidate they were leaning, who was their second choice, and whether they would vote for Walter E. Fauntroy or Maurice Turner if the general election for mayor were held that day. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, registered voter status, section and ward of residence in the District, age, education, race, sex, and income.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


Washington Post. WASHINGTON POST DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA POLL #1, FEBRUARY 1990. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09439.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09439.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, Barry, Marion, local elections, mayoral candidates, public opinion, voter attitudes

Geographic Coverage:    District of Columbia, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1990-02-09--1990-02-11

Date of Collection:   

  • 1990-02-09--1990-02-11

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones who were residents of the District of Columbia.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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, was at home at the time of the interview, and was a resident of the District.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1991-05-03


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