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Study Report

Study Number: LA-128-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1994

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/Washington Post poll, March 1994.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6622

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 to give their thoughts on Bill Clinton's handling of his job as president, the nation's economy, foreign affairs, crime, and whether things in the United States were generally going in the right direction or were on the wrong track. They were also asked to give their impressions of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Bob Dole, Ross Perot, and Al Gore, and to comment on whether they approved of the way Hillary Clinton was handling her position as First Lady and whether she had too much influence over Bill Clinton. Additional topics in this survey covered the Clinton health care plan, ethics and honesty in the federal government, and the Whitewater real estate venture, including whether the respondent thought Whitewater was important and whether it distracted from more important issues, as well as Clinton's handling of the situation in North Korea, and whether Clinton had a clear policy on North Korea. A section of questions was devoted to cigarette smoking--whether it should be allowed or limited indoors, whether the respondent thought that second-hand smoke was a health risk, whether it is dangerous to smoke, and whether the federal government should regulate nicotine or classify it as a drug. Demographic background variables include political orientation, age, sex, race, income, and education.

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