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ABC News Pennsylvania Poll, September 2004 (ICPSR 4131)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This special topic poll, conducted September 9-12, 2004, is part of a continuing series of surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Residents of Pennsylvania were queried on their opinions regarding the upcoming 2004 presidential election. Questions addressed for whom respondents were going to vote in the 2004 presidential election, whether they considered themselves Democrats or Republicans, what they thought of President George W. Bush's handling of the presidency so far, and for whom they voted in the 2000 presidential election. Respondents were also asked questions comparing Bush and Senator John Kerry, including who would better handle various issues as president in areas such as economy, education, and the campaign against terrorism. Respondents compared Bush and Kerry with respect to traits such as leadership and values. Background information includes age, education, religion, urbanicity, marital status, income, and sex.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS PENNSYLVANIA POLL, SEPTEMBER 2004. ICPSR04131-v1. Horsham, PA: Taylor Nelson Sofres Intersearch [producer], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-07-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04131.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04131.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, Bush, George W., demographic characteristics, Iraq, Kerry, John, national elections, political campaigns, presidency, presidential elections, public opinion, social issues, terrorism, voter interest, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Pennsylvania, United States

Time Period:   

  • 2004-09

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-09-09--2004-09-12

Unit of Observation:    individuals

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in Pennsylvania.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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


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 home at the time of the interview.

Weight:    The data contain weights that should be used for analysis.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-07-14



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