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Washington Post Metro District of Columbia Baseball Poll, November 2004 (ICPSR 4143)

Principal Investigator(s): The Washington Post


This special topic poll, which is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues, asked respondents living in or around the District of Columbia questions regarding the move of the former Montreal Expos professional baseball team to Washington, DC. Respondents were asked whether having a professional baseball team would be good or bad for the city and region, whether the baseball stadium should be financed by city funds, whether the city negotiators financed a good or bad deal with baseball owners, whether DC taxpayers and citizens would end up paying for the stadium, and whether professional baseball and the stadium would benefit the city economically. Other questions asked respondents whether they were fans of or followed professional baseball, whether they had a favorite professional baseball team, whether they planned to attend professional baseball games at Robert F. Kennedy stadium during the next year, how many Baltimore Orioles games they had attended in the past five years, how the professional baseball team in DC would affect their attendance at Orioles games, and what Washington's new baseball team should be named. Background information includes voter registration, race, education, marital status, number of children living in the household, and income.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


The Washington Post. Washington Post Metro District of Columbia Baseball Poll, November 2004. ICPSR04143-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04143.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04143.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, baseball, Ehrlich, Bob, financial planning, funding, professional sports, public approval, public opinion, social issues, sports participation, taxes, taxpayers, urban planning, Warner, Mark, Williams, Anthony

Geographic Coverage:    District of Columbia, Maryland, United States, Virginia

Time Period:   

  • 2004-11

Date of Collection:   

  • 2004-11-03--2004-11-07

Unit of Observation:    individuals

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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The data contain weights that should be used for analysis.


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.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   2005-03-25



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