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ABC News Bosnia Poll, May 1993 (ICPSR 6185)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


In this special topic poll, respondents were queried regarding the fighting between Bosnian Serbs and Bosnian Muslims in the former Yugoslavian republic of Bosnia. Issues addressed include President Bill Clinton's handling of the situation in Bosnia, the refusal by the Bosnian Serbs to accept a United Nations peace plan, the United Nations arms embargo in the Bosnian region, potential United Nations authorization of the use of military force against the Bosnian Serbs, and a potential United Nations deadline for the Bosnian Serbs to stop fighting or face allied military action. Those surveyed were asked if they would support air strikes by the United States and its allies in Europe against Bosnian Serb artillery positions and supply lines, whether the United States' and European allies' ground forces should be used in Bosnia, whether the United States should take military action in Bosnia if the European allies did not agree to participate, and whether the United States would eventually be involved in a war in Bosnia. Additional questions concerned the news media's coverage of the situation in Bosnia. Background information on respondents includes political party and sex.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC News Bosnia Poll, May 1993. ICPSR06185-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-01. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06185.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06185.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, Clinton, Bill, media coverage, military air strikes, military intervention, peace negotiations, public approval, public opinion

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1993-05-06

Date of Collection:   

  • 1993-05-06

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used in any 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 at home at the time of the interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1994-03-10

Version History:

  • 2006-12-01 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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