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Washington Post Virginia Governor Poll, October 1993 (ICPSR 6288)

Principal Investigator(s): The Washington Post


This special topic poll covered Virginia's race for governor. Respondents were asked whether they followed the race closely and whom they would vote for, George F. Allen or Mary Sue Terry. The elections for lieutenant governor between Michael P. Farris and Donald S. Beyer and for attorney general between James S. Gilmore and William D. Dolan were also addressed, and respondents were asked whether the lieutenant governor candidates' presence on the ticket affected the governor's race. Additional questions covered whether respondents supported the five-day waiting period for handguns, parole for people convicted of certain kinds of violent crimes, letting school districts decide whether to let parents use state money in the form of vouchers to send their children to private school, and the 24-hour waiting period before a woman can obtain a legal abortion. Respondents were also asked whether they thought the Religious Right had too much or too little influence on Virginian state politics. Demographic background variables include political orientation, sex, age, race, income, and education.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


Washington Post. WASHINGTON POST VIRGINIA GOVERNOR POLL, OCTOBER 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/ICPSR06288.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06288.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, attitudes, gubernatorial elections, gun ownership, gun regulation, public opinion, religious right, school vouchers, social issues, state elections, violent crime

Geographic Coverage:    United States, Virginia

Time Period:   

  • 1993-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-10

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the state of Virginia.

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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