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Study Report

Study Number: LA-078-003-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News Iraq 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: 9464

Date Accessioned: 7/19/1999

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 concentrates on issues surrounding the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and American political, economic, and military reactions to this invasion. Respondents were asked if they approved of the way Bush, King Hussein of Jordan, and Israel were handling the situation caused by Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, how important it was for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait, if they approved of Bush's decision to send American military forces to Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, if they thought Bush had been tough enough with Iraq, if the United States should strike first against Iraq, if the United States would have to get involved in a land war with Iraq, if they thought the economic boycott would make Iraq withdraw from Kuwait, and if they approved of putting some members of United States military reserves on active duty because of the situation. Other questions included 1) who would win the war if the United States went to war with Iraq, 2) what would be the duration of the war, 3) whether or not the United States should consider using nuclear weapons, 4) if the United States was heading for another Vietnam War, and 5) whether they thought that the situation would lead to increased terrorism against American citizens, and other questions. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, education, age, race, sex, and state/ region. {Source of Abstract, ICPSR study abstracts}.

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