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Study Report

Study Number: LA-125-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/Washington Post poll, August 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6283

Date Accessioned: 9/1/1997

Number of Files Received: 5

Comments: This study is on ICPSR CD-ROM release PCD97002 (DPLS Media 7181). See the media record for detailed information on the format of this CD-ROM.

Access Status: Access restricted to U.W. Madison campus

Date Ordered: 9/1/1997

Documentation: Data file(s) are accompanied by SAS or SPSS data definition statements, which can be used to generate system files for SAS or SPSS. Study documentation (including codebook) is provided in Portable Document Format (PDF). See the DPLS Help with PDF Documents for information on this file format. See also the ICPSR Web Site for online access to the study documentation.

Abstract: 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 whether they approved of Bill Clinton's handling of his job as president and whether he was a strong and decisive leader. They were also asked to rate Clinton's handling of the nation's economy, foreign affairs, the federal budget deficit, and the federal response to the flooding in the Midwest. Those queried were also asked in detail about Clinton's economic plan -- specifically, whether they supported the increase in federal tax on gasoline and diesel fuel, the new federal tax rate on upper-income families, raising the tax on Social Security benefits, the increase in the federal business tax rate, and spending cuts in Medicare. Other topics included abortion, the situation in Serbia and Bosnia, and whether the respondent approved of United States airstrikes against Bosnian Serbs. The Roman Catholic Church was also a focus of this monthly survey, with specific questions on church policies and moral rules. Demographic background variables include political orientation, sex, age, race, income, and education.

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