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Study Report

Study Number: LA-074-004-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/ Washington Post Middle East Poll, August 1990  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9046

Date Accessioned: 7/19/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are downloadable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 6/5/1999

Documentation: One hard-copy codebook

Abstract: This survey solicits opinions on the situation in the Middle East caused by Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Respondents were asked if they favored or opposed sending United States military forces to defend Saudi Arabia. Respondents were also asked whether or not they favored or opposed using the United States Navy to blockade Iraq's ports, if the United States should keep military forces in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf until Iraq withdraws its troops from Kuwait (even if it meant keeping those forces there for many months or even years). These respondents were also asked whether or not they favored the United States taking stronger military action against Iraq if Iraq took American hostages. Respondents also were asked if they thought the oil companies would cooperate with Bush and avoid raising oil and gas prices, how important it was to include troops from Arab countries in the joint forces against Iraq, if they thought the United States was going to get involved in a war with Iraq and who would win this war, if the invasion of Kuwait would have a major negative impact on the United States economy, and if comparisons between Saddam Hussein and Hitler and Stalin were fair. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, age, race, sex, and state/region of residence. {Source of Abstract -- ICPSR}.

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