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ABC News/Washington Post Poll #2, October 1991 (ICPSR 9754)

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


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. Topics covered include respondents' confidence in certain institutions, federal, state, and local taxes, government spending, Dan Quayle's work as vice president, and the things they liked and disliked about the Democratic and Republican parties. Respondents also were asked whether they ever voted for a Democratic or Republican presidential candidate in a general election, which problems were important in deciding how to vote for president, whom they would vote for as president if the 1992 election were held that day, and toward which candidate they were leaning. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, origin of ancestors, social class, marital status, number of people in household, labor union membership, employment status, race, income, sex, and state/region of residence.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL #2, OCTOBER 1991. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-04. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09754.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09754.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Bush Administration (1989-1993), Bush, George H.W., government performance, government spending, political issues, political parties, presidency, presidential performance, public confidence, public opinion, Quayle, Dan, social issues, taxes, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1991-10-24--1991-10-27

Date of Collection:   

  • 1991-10-24--1991-10-27

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:

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 the 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:   1992-05-18

Version History:

  • 2008-02-04 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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