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ABC News/Washington Post Monthly Poll, June 2004 (ICPSR 4112)

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


This poll conducted, June 17-20, 2004, is part of a continuing series of monthly polls that solicit opinions on the presidency and on other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to assess the performance of United States President George W. Bush relative to the national economy, the conflict in Iraq, education, the national deficit, health care, terrorism, taxes, and international affairs. They were queried on how closely they were following the 2004 United States presidential election, their knowledge and opinions of the candidates, Republican incumbent George W. Bush and Democratic Senator John F. Kerry, their preferences between the candidates, and their opinions of the conflict in Iraq and its effects on domestic issues, international policy, the Iraqi people, and the Iraqi government and society. Specific questions addressed whether Bush intentionally misled the country about Iraq, the state of the national economy, who should have custody of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, whether Iraq supported al-Qaeda directly, and who should have decision-making power in Iraq. Background information includes age, callback receptivity, education, employment status, ethnicity, geographic classification, labor union membership, marital status, number of children in the home, political party affiliation, political party ideology, religious affiliation, voter registration status, and whether the respondent voted in the 2000 United States presidential election and for whom they voted.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Monthly Poll, June 2004. ICPSR04112-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04112.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04112.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    al Qaeda, Bush Administration (George W., 2001-2009), Bush, George W., economic conditions, health care, international relations, Iraq War, Kerry, John, national economy, party identification, political philosophy, prescription drugs, presidential candidates, presidential elections, presidential performance, public opinion, terrorism, voter preferences, voting

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2004-06

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-06-17--2004-06-20

Unit of Observation:    individuals

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Additional information about sampling, interviewing, weighting, and sampling error may be found in the codebook.

The data contain weights that should be used for analysis.


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.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-03-25



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