ABC News/Washington Post War Poll #1, April 2003 (ICPSR 3783)

Published: Jul 30, 2003 View help for published

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

Series:

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03783.v1

Version V1

This special topic poll, conducted April 3, 2003, was undertaken to assess public opinion on the war against Iraq. Respondents were asked whether they approved of the way President George W. Bush was handling the presidency, whether they supported or opposed the war, how the war was going, how long the war would last, the chances that the United States would become bogged down in a drawn-out war in Iraq, and whether Bush, his advisors, and military leaders underestimated the difficulty of the war. Views were sought on whether the number of United States military casualties had been acceptable, whether additional military casualties were anticipated, whether the Iraqi resistance had been tougher or weaker than expected, whether efforts to avoid civilian casualties had been adequate, and whether the battle for control of Baghdad would be difficult or easy. Those polled were asked whether weapons of mass destruction must be found for the war to be justified. A series of questions addressed the illness known as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS). Topics covered whether respondents were concerned that they or someone in their family might catch SARS and whether they were more concerned that they or someone in their family might catch SARS or be a victim of a terrorist attack. Background information on respondents includes gender, and political party.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post War Poll #1, April 2003. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003-07-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03783.v1

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote

This data collection may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2003-04
2003-04-03

Additional information about sampling, interviewing, weighting, and sampling error may be found in the codebook.

The data are provided as an SPSS portable file.

This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

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.

Individuals

telephone interviews

survey data

2003-07-30

2003-07-30

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 War Poll #1, April 2003. ICPSR03783-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03783.v1

Notes

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

ICPSR logo

This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.