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ABC News "Nightline" Congressional Budget Poll, July 1993 (ICPSR 6282)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic survey focused on President Bill Clinton's economic plan -- specifically, whether respondents approved of the plan, whether Congress should pass the plan, and whether the plan was a step in the right direction for the country. Those queried were also asked whether they thought their share of the burden under the economic plan was fair and whether they supported some specifics of the plan, such as an increase in the federal tax on gasoline and diesel fuel and the new top federal income tax rate of 36 percent. The results of the poll were announced on the ABC television program "Nightline" the day the poll was taken. Demographic background variables include political orientation and sex.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC NEWS. ABC NEWS "NIGHTLINE" CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET POLL, JULY 1993. ICPSR version. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06282.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06282.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Clinton, Bill, economic policy, gasoline prices, incomes taxes, public approval, public opinion, taxes, tax increases, tax rates

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1993-07

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-07

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet. The codebook is also available in hardcopy form upon request from ICPSR.


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 at home at the time of interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1997-05-16


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