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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1992 (ICPSR 6026)

Published: Dec 19, 2006 View help for published

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ABC News; The Washington Post

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06026.v1

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This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Respondents were asked to comment on whether they felt things in the United States were going in the right direction, and to give their approval rating of George Bush with respect to his handling of the presidency and the economy. In addition, respondents were asked to assess Bush's ultimate place in history and his handling of the presidential transition. Questions were also posed about Bill Clinton, including whether the respondent approved of Clinton's choice of cabinet members and the potential effects his administration would have on the economy. Respondents also gave their approval rating of Bush's decision to send troops into Somalia, assessed the length of United States involvement in that area, and offered opinions about whether homosexuals should be allowed to serve in the military. Much of the poll focused on issues of sexual harassment in the workplace and the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas, including Anita Hill's testimony alleging sexual harassment. Respondents were asked whether they believed these charges and whether Thomas was fit to serve on the bench. Those polled were asked to estimate the incidence of sexual harassment in the workplace, to relate their personal experiences with sexual harassment, and to identify situations in the workplace that would be indicative of sexual harassment. Respondents were also asked for their opinions of recent allegations of sexual harassment involving Senator Robert Packwood and his response to those charges, how Congress should handle this particular case, and how frequently they thought sexual harassment by members of Congress occurred. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, voter registration status, most recent presidential vote choice, education, age, area of residence, employment status, Hispanic origin, household income, and gender.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06026.v1

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A weight variable with two implied decimal places has been included and must be used with any analysis.

Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within households, 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.

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1993-05-13

2006-12-19

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/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, DECEMBER 1992. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-19. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06026.v1

2006-12-19 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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