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ABC News/Washington Post Monthly Poll, August 2005 (ICPSR 4518)

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


This poll, fielded August 25-28, 2005, was undertaken to assess respondents' opinions on issues such as President George W. Bush's job performance on the war in Iraq, terrorism, gas prices, social security, the economy, abortion, and immigration. Respondents were asked similar questions regarding Congress. The survey contained questions concerning terrorist threats and the war in Iraq, including whether or not respondents felt troops should be withdrawn. Related questions asked for respondents' opinions regarding Cindy Sheehan and war protests. The survey also asked for opinions on the nomination of John J. Roberts to the Supreme Court, abortion, immigration, gasoline prices, and gay marriage. Respondents were also queried on how they felt about the Democratic Party's actions on the war, Roberts' nomination, and President Bush's policies. Demographic information includes political affiliation, political ideology, education, age, religious affiliation, military status, sex, race, and income.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/The Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST MONTHLY POLL, AUGUST 2005. ICPSR04518-v1. Horsham, PA: Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch [producer], 2005. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-03-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04518.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04518.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, Bush, George W., Democratic Party (USA), gasoline prices, homosexual relationships, illegal immigrants, immigrants, immigration, immigration policy, Iraq War, marriage, military personnel, national economy, presidential performance, public opinion, Roberts, John J., Sheehan, Cindy, Social Security, terrorism, United States Congress, United States Supreme Court

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2005-08

Date of Collection:   

  • 2005-08-25--2005-08-28

Unit of Observation:    individual

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Additional information about sampling, interviewing, and sampling error may be found in the codebook. (2) System missing values were recoded to -1. (3) FIPS and ZIP variables were recoded for confidentiality. (4) Value labels for unknown/missing codes were added in MSA, CBSATYPE, CSA, METRODIV, CNTYSIZE, USR, and RELNET variables. (5) The variable CASEID was created for use with online 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 home at the time of the interview.

Weight:    The data contain weights that should be used for analysis.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview


Original ICPSR Release:   2007-03-08

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