ABC News Abuse and Excuse Poll, February 1994 (ICPSR 6619)

Published: May 16, 1997

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For this special topic poll, respondents were asked whether Tonya Harding should remain on the United States Olympic team along with Nancy Kerrigan following the attack on Kerrigan allegedly arranged by Harding. Opinions on issues involving spousal and child abuse were also solicited, specifically surrounding the Lorena Bobbitt incident. Demographic background variables include political orientation, age, and sex.

ABC News. ABC News Abuse and Excuse Poll, February 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997-05-16.

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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 interview.

Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones.

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