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ABC News Clinton Economy Speech Poll, February 1993 (ICPSR 6180)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll monitored public opinion on President Bill Clinton's televised speech on the economy, delivered February 15, 1993. Respondents rated their approval of Clinton's speech, and indicated whether they had a good idea of where Clinton planned to lead the nation in the next four years, whether Clinton was headed in the right direction in his plans for dealing with the economy, and whether they agreed that Americans were going to have to make some financial sacrifices for the long-term good of the nation's economy. Those surveyed were also asked if they thought most Americans were ready to make such sacrifices, and if they personally would be willing to accept a $100-a-year increase in their taxes to help reduce the federal budget deficit. Background information on respondents includes political party, household income, and sex.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS CLINTON ECONOMY SPEECH POLL, FEBRUARY 1993. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-05-03. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06180.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06180.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, Clinton, Bill, economic conditions, economic policy, economic recovery, federal budget deficit, political speeches, public opinion, tax increases

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1993-02-15

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-02-15

Universe:    Persons 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 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.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1994-03-10

Version History:

  • 2007-05-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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