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Study Report

Study Number: LA-130-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1994

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/Washington Post poll, May 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: 6625

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: For this special topic poll, respondents were asked to give their thoughts on Bill Clinton's handling of his job as president, the nation's economy, foreign affairs, crime, the situation in Haiti, and whether Clinton was doing a better job on foreign affairs than George Bush. They were also asked to give their impressions of Bill Clinton's nomination of Stephen G. Breyer to the Supreme Court after Justice Harry Blackmun's resignation. Respondents were asked whether they trusted Clinton to make the right decision regarding the United States role in world affairs and whether Clinton's handling of foreign affairs was creating anti-American feelings overseas. Clinton's handling of the situation in Haiti was probed in detail with specific questions on the Haitian refugees and the role the United States should take regarding the refugees and the Haitian situation in general. Other questions focused on whether Dan Quayle and Ross Perot were qualified to be president, Clinton's role in Whitewater, and his relationship with former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones. Additional topics covered life after death, spirits, souls, near-death experiences, reincarnation, heaven, unidentified flying objects (UFOs), and aliens. Demographic variables background include political orientation, age, sex, race, income, and education.

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