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Study Report

Study Number: KB-043-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Election Studies

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

Originating Archive Number: 6288

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 special topic poll covered Virginia's race for governor. Respondents were asked whether they followed the race closely and whom they would vote for, George F. Allen or Mary Sue Terry. The elections for lieutenant governor between Michael P. Farris and Donald S. Beyer and for attorney general between James S. Gilmore and William D. Dolan were also addressed, and respondents were asked whether the lieutenant governor candidates' presence on the ticket affected the governor's race. Additional questions covered whether respondents supported the five-day waiting period for handguns, parole for people convicted of certain kinds of violent crimes, letting school districts decide whether to let parents use state money in the form of vouchers to send their children to private school, and the 24-hour waiting period before a woman can obtain a legal abortion. Respondents were also asked whether they thought the Religious Right had too much or too little influence on Virginian state politics. Demographic background variables include political orientation, sex, age, race, income, and education.

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