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ABC News NAFTA Debate Poll, November 1993 (ICPSR 6294)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll focused on the debate in Congress over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Respondents were queried regarding how closely they followed the debate, whether the United States would gain or lose jobs as a result of NAFTA, and whether they thought Congress should approve or reject NAFTA. They were asked whether Ross Perot's opposition to NAFTA had made any difference in their opinions and whether they believed Ross Perot's criticism to be responsible or irresponsible. Additional questions covered whether NAFTA would help or hurt American workers, Mexican workers, Canadian workers, American companies, and American consumers. Those surveyed were also asked whether they watched the debate on NAFTA between Ross Perot and Vice President Al Gore and who they thought won the debate. Demographic variables include political orientation and sex.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS NAFTA DEBATE POLL, NOVEMBER 1993. ICPSR version. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06294.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06294.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    free trade, Gore, Al, job security, NAFTA, Perot, Ross, presidential debates, public opinion, workers

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1993-11

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-11

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable with two implied decimal places, applied only for sex, has been included and must be used in any 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 at home at the time of interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1996-11-21


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