ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1996 (ICPSR 6832)

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This special topic poll sought respondents' views on the January 23, 1996, State of the Union Address delivered by President Bill Clinton. Those queried were asked whether they approved of Clinton's message and if they heard any new ideas presented in the speech. Respondents were asked to give their opinions on the goals that President Clinton unveiled and to identify which programs they felt were most important: balancing the federal budget, raising the minimum wage, campaign finance reform, increasing efforts to fight crime and drugs, increasing means to protect pensions and retirement funds, and enacting a law to prevent employees from losing health insurance when they change jobs. In addition, respondents were asked to state with whom they identified more, President Clinton or congressional Republicans. Background variables include sex and political party.

ABC News. ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-09-20. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06832.v1

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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 the interview.

Adults 18 years old and older in the United States.

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1998-05-20

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. ABC NEWS STATE OF THE UNION POLL, JANUARY 1996. ICPSR version. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1996. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-09-20. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06832.v1

2007-09-20 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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