ABC News/Washington Post Poll, February 1990 (ICPSR 9438)

Published: Nov 28, 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 if they approved of the way George Bush was handling the nation's economy, the illegal drug problem, foreign affairs, and relations with China, and if they approved of the way George Bush, Congress, and Dan Quayle were handling their jobs. In addition, respondents were questioned regarding Bush's State of the Union address and the leadership roles of Bush and Congress. Other topics covered include the capital gains tax, abortion, the Social Security system, defense spending, the upcoming international drug summit, and drug trafficking in Colombia. 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, February 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-11-28.

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1990-02-01 -- 1990-02-04

1990-02-01 -- 1990-02-04

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

survey data



2006-11-28 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.


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