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ABC News/Washington Post Iraq Rebel Poll, April 1991 (ICPSR 9609)

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


This survey focuses on issues related to the Iraqi rebels who attempted to overthrow Saddam Hussein. Respondents were asked if they approved of the way George Bush was handling the situation, whether the United States should have encouraged the rebels and tried to help them, and whether they favored certain actions the United States could take to help the rebels in Iraq. In addition, respondents were asked if a large number of United States soldiers should remain in the Persian Gulf to help maintain peace and if the United States was heading for the same kind of involvement in the Persian Gulf that it had in the Vietnam War. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, vote choice for the House of Representatives election in November 1992, age, sex, and state/region of residence.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Iraq Rebel Poll, April 1991. ICPSR09609-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-09-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09609.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09609.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, Bush Administration (1989-1993), Hussein, Saddam, peace keeping missions, Persian Gulf War, political change, political opposition, post-war measures, presidential performance, public opinion

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1991-04-03

Date of Collection:   

  • 1991-04-03

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to blanks for reasons of confidentiality.


Sample:    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.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1992-01-10

Version History:

  • 2008-09-12 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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