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ABC News Poll, July 1991 (ICPSR 9758)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


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 economy, foreign affairs, the situation in the Persian Gulf, and the recession. In addition, respondents were questioned in depth regarding health care and health insurance. They were asked about the quality of health care, health insurance coverage, the health insurance system in the United States, whether they would choose an inexpensive health care program that did not allow them to choose their own doctors or an expensive one that permitted that choice, and whether they would prefer private health insurance or national health insurance. Respondents were also asked if they thought the Persian Gulf War was worth fighting, if the United States should bomb Iraq if the United States government believed Iraq was secretly trying to make nuclear weapons, if they approved of Clarence Thomas's nomination to the Supreme Court, and if they had favorable impressions of certain persons, organizations, and countries. Among the other subjects addressed are the economic and political system changes of the Soviet Union, cutting the number of long-range nuclear missiles, the Middle East peace conference, the United States House of Representatives election in November, and AIDS testing. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, social class, marital status, number of people in household, labor union membership, employment status, race, income, sex, and state/region of residence.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS POLL, JULY 1991. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-07-03. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09758.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09758.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    AIDS, Bush, George H.W., foreign affairs, health care, health insurance, Iraq, national economy, nuclear weapons, Persian Gulf War, political issues, political systems, presidency, public opinion, recession, Soviet Union, Supreme Court nominations, Thomas, Clarence

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1991-07-25--1991-07-28

Date of Collection:   

  • 1991-07-25--1991-07-28

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to blanks for reasons of confidentiality.


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within the 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:   1992-05-12

Version History:

  • 2007-07-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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