Principal Investigator(s): ABC News
This special topic poll, fielded in New Jersey for the Bergen Record newspaper in June 1994, sought respondent views on the upcoming senatorial election and a range of social issues. Respondents were asked to provide approval ratings and opinions for New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, United States Senator Bill Bradley, United States Senator Frank Lautenberg, and Republican senatorial candidate Chuck Haytaian. Those surveyed were asked whether they would vote for Lautenberg or Haytaian in the upcoming November senatorial election. Respondents were also asked to rate which qualities they looked for in a candidate, including experience in Washington, DC, whether the candidate represented change, and whether the candidate held views similar to the respondent. Opinions were solicited on the state of public schools and school vouchers, taxes, tax cuts, abortion, and assault rifles. Background information includes voter registration status, political identification, marital status, number of children, level of education completed, annual household income, religion, ethnicity, age, and sex.
ABC News. ABC NEWS BERGEN RECORD NEW JERSEY ELECTION POLL, JUNE 1994. ICPSR version. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03844.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03844.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: abortion, assault weapons, attitudes, gun control, handguns, income tax, New Jersey, property taxes, public opinion, public schools, school vouchers, senatorial elections, social issues, state elections, state politics, taxes
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Unit of Observation: individuals
Universe: Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in New Jersey.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) The data file contains suspicious characters in records 42, 227, 240, 264, 393, 499, 506, 539, 575, 641, 675, 746, 885, and 934. To the best of ICPSR's knowledge and testing, the suspicious characters should not affect analysis. (2) Weight variables with two implied decimal places have been included and must be used in any analysis. (3) Additional information about sampling, interviewing, weighting, and sampling error may be found in the codebook. (4) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.
Sample: Households were selected by random-digit dialing. Within households, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was home at the time of the interview.
Original ICPSR Release: 2005-01-19
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