ABC News/Washington Post Poll, August 1989 (ICPSR 9355)

Published: Dec 22, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
ABC News; The Washington Post


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This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Bush presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Respondents were asked what the most important problem facing the country was, how they felt about charges of alleged wrongdoing by former Reagan Housing Department officials, and who was taking the stronger leadership role in Washington--Bush or Congress. Respondents also were questioned regarding the destruction and burning of the American flag, the status of the nation's economy, the federal budget deficit, and spending on a series of federal government programs. Other topics covered include terrorism and the Middle East, the quality of education provided by public high schools, the new Medicare program covering catastrophic illness and long-term hospital stays, oil shipping companies and related environmental problems, and the upcoming House of Representatives election. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, social class, marital status, household composition, labor union membership, employment status, race, sex, income, and state/region of residence.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll, August 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-22.

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1989-08-17 -- 1989-08-21

1989-08-17 -- 1989-08-21

The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, 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 aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.

telephone interviews

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2006-12-22 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.


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