ABC News/Washington Post Poll, April 2003 (ICPSR 3782)

Version Date: Dec 22, 2003 View help for published

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This poll is part of a series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to give their opinions on the effectiveness of President George W. Bush, the 2004 presidential election, the war on terrorism, the future of relations between the United States and Iraq, the economy, the strengths of the Democratic and Republican parties, and government spending. A series of questions addressed President Bush's handling of domestic issues like education, the budget, Social Security, health care, homeland security, the economy, and foreign affairs including the war on terrorism, the situation in North Korea, and the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians. Other questions focused on the president's chances of winning a second term against Democratic challengers Senator Joseph Lieberman and Senator John Kerry, the effectiveness of military action in Iraq, future relations with a new Iraqi government, prioritizing domestic and foreign affairs, the effectiveness of the Democratic and Republican parties on foreign and domestic issues, and the current state of the nation relative to years past. Background variables include age, sex, education, religious orientation, household income, ethnicity, marital status, union membership, and location of the respondents' home.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll, April 2003. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003-12-22.

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2003-04-27 -- 2003-04-30

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The data are provided as an SPSS portable file.

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Produced by Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch, Horsham, PA, 2003.

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.

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


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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll, April 2003. ICPSR03782-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003.


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