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ABC News Business World Poll, March 1989 (ICPSR 9244)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This data collection explores respondents' opinions about the savings and loan industry. Respondents were asked whether they had any savings in federally insured savings and loan institutions, whether they had withdrawn their monies within the last few months and, if so, the reason for withdrawal, and whether they were planning to withdraw monies in the future. Respondents also were asked if they had heard about the financial crisis in the savings and loan industry, and if the crisis had personally affected or might affect them in the future. Additionally, respondents were queried about their level of confidence in the federal insurance system's ability to compensate if savings and loan institutions go out of business, Bush's plan to raise money for the federal savings bank insurance program, and Bush's opinion that there was no danger for people with money in savings and loans institutions. Background information on respondents includes age, 1988 yearly household income, and sex.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS BUSINESS WORLD POLL, MARCH 1989. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-09-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09244.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09244.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, bank failures, Bush, George H.W., public confidence, public opinion, savings and loans associations, savings and loans crisis

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1989-03-16

Date of Collection:   

  • 1989-03-16

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blank and alphabetic characters.


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:   1990-12-04

Version History:

  • 2007-09-18 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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