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ABC News/Washington Post Monthly Poll, January 2011 (ICPSR 35090)

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ABC News; The Washington Post

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35090.v1

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This poll, fielded January 2011, is a part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicits public opinion on a range of political and social issues. Respondents were asked whether they approved of the performances of President Obama and Congress on a range of topics including: the economy, health care, Afghanistan, the budget deficit, taxes, and international relations. Additional queries investigated respondents' opinions of China, the Tea Party movement, the prioritization of political issues, the Affordable Care Act, gun control, partisan cooperation, and the quality of leadership provided by the political parties. Participants were asked if race relations have improved since Barack Obama took office, and whether the current state of political discourse encouraged violence, specifically referencing the shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Additional questions included political partisanship, left-right political self-placement, and voting intentions. Demographic and other background information includes age, gender, race, religious affiliation, education, and locality of residence.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Monthly Poll, January 2011. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-06-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35090.v1

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2011-01
2011-01-13 -- 2011-01-16

For additional information on the ABC News/Washington Post Monthly Poll, please visit the Washington Post Polling Web site.

Random digit dialing

Cross-sectional

Persons aged 18 years and over living in households with telephones in the contiguous 48 United States.

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2014-06-12

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, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Monthly Poll, January 2011. ICPSR35090-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-06-12. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35090.v1

2014-06-12 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

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The data are not weighted. This collection includes a weight variable (WEIGHT), which was developed by ABC News using demographic information from the U.S. Census to adjust for sampling and non-sampling deviations from population values, which should be used when analyzing the data. For additional information about weighting and sampling procedures, please see the appended Methodology section of ICPSR codebook or visit the ABC News' Polling Methodology and Standards Web site.

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