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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, June 1989 (ICPSR 9354)

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


This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Bush presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include the state of the economy, foreign affairs, and nuclear weapons policy. In addition, respondents were asked how much of a threat the Soviet Union, China, and communism posed to the security of the United States, if they favored or opposed the pro-democracy demonstrations in China, how important it was for the United States to show strong support for the pro-democracy movement in China, and if they approved of Bush's reaction to the Chinese government. Respondents also were questioned on the issues of abortion, child care, air and water pollution, and raising the federal minimum wage. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, social class, marital status, household composition, labor union membership, employment status, race, sex, income, and state/region of residence.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, JUNE 1989. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-01-15. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09354.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09354.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, Bush Administration (1989-1993), Bush, George H.W., child care, communist threat, economic conditions, foreign affairs, foreign relations, national security, nuclear weapons, political issues, pollution, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, social issues, wages and salaries

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1989-06-05--1989-06-19

Date of Collection:   

  • 1989-06-05--1989-06-19

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, 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.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1991-05-03

Version History:

  • 2008-01-15 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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