ABC News/Washington Post Government Shutdown Poll, November 1995 (ICPSR 6684)
Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post
Summary: This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the federal government shutdown as well as their opinions of President Bill Clinton, Congress, Newt Gingrich, and Bob Dole. Those queried were asked how often they trusted the federal government, with whom they placed blame for the federal government shutdown, and whether they supported the most recent Republican budget proposal. Respondents were also asked if they experienced any personal inconvenience as a result of the shutdown ... (more info)
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ABC News/The Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN POLL, NOVEMBER 1995. ICPSR version. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1995. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06684.v1
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06684.v1
Scope of Study
Summary: This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the federal government shutdown as well as their opinions of President Bill Clinton, Congress, Newt Gingrich, and Bob Dole. Those queried were asked how often they trusted the federal government, with whom they placed blame for the federal government shutdown, and whether they supported the most recent Republican budget proposal. Respondents were also asked if they experienced any personal inconvenience as a result of the shutdown and if they considered the country to be in a state of crisis. Demographic variables include age, race, sex, education, political party, political orientation, and family income.
Subject Terms: balanced budget, Clinton Administration (1993-2001), Clinton, Bill, Dole, Bob, federal budget, Gingrich, Newt, government agencies, government employees, government services, government shutdowns, government spending, national politics, political attitudes, political perceptions, Republican Party (USA), trust in government, United States Congress, voter attitudes
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adults aged 18 years old and older in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (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 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. (3) A weight variable with two implied decimal places 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 the interview.
Original ICPSR Release: 1998-05-20
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