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Washington Post Maryland Poll, December 1993 (ICPSR 6297)

Principal Investigator(s): The Washington Post


This special topic poll was conducted among residents in Maryland. Respondents were queried on the problems and general quality of life in Maryland and their interest in Maryland state government and political affairs. They were asked to rate the efficiency of the Maryland state government and to comment on whether they trusted the state government to deal with Maryland's problems. Impressions were sought of Maryland political figures William Schaefer, Barbara Mikulski, Paul Sarbanes, Mary Boergers, William Shepard, Melvin Steinberg, Helen Bentley, Ellen Sauerbrey, Parris Glendening, Louis Goldstein, Jack Cooke, William Brock, and American Joe Miedusiewski. The topic of crime in the respondent's neighborhood was addressed with questions about gun violence and whether the respondent carried a weapon for personal protection. Other topics covered include the quality of public schools and the Washington Redskins football team's new stadium. Demographic background variables include political orientation, age, race, income, and education.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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    A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any analysis. This survey was balanced by sex, race, age, and education.


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Study Description


Washington Post. WASHINGTON POST MARYLAND POLL, DECEMBER, 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/ICPSR06297.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06297.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, crime, government performance, gun ownership, neighborhoods, personal security, political leaders, political issues, public approval, public opinion, quality of life, schools, state government, social issues

Geographic Coverage:    Maryland, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1993-12

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-12

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the state of Maryland.

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. This survey was balanced by sex, race, age, and education.


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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