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ABC News/Washington Post Budget Agreement Poll, September 1990 (ICPSR 9559)

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


This data collection focuses on issues related to the federal budget deficit. Respondents were asked if they approved of the way Bush and the Democrats in Congress were handling the federal budget deficit, if it was necessary for the government to raise taxes to help balance the federal budget deficit, and if they approved of various measures in the agreed-upon budget deficit reduction plan. Other topics covered include reduction of the capital gains tax on profits from sale of investments, increasing the amount of Social Security benefits that can be taxed, and the feasibility of the deficit reduction package. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, race, income, sex, and state/region of residence.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST BUDGET AGREEMENT POLL, SEPTEMBER 1990. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-22. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09559.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09559.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, balanced budget, Bush Administration (1989-1993), capital gains, federal budget, federal budget deficit, public opinion, Social Security tax, social issues, taxes

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1990-09-12--1990-09-13

Date of Collection:   

  • 1990-09-12--1990-09-13

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 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.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1991-05-03

Version History:

  • 2006-12-22 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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