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Study Report

Study Number: LA-139-002-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/ Washington Post poll, August 1989.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9355

Date Accessioned: 8/2/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are downloadable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 6/22/1999

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: Data is part of monthly series of surveys conducted to evaluate the Bush presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Those surveyed were asked what the most important problem facing the country was, how they felt about the charges of alleged wrongdoing by former Reagan Housing Department officials, and who (they perceived0 was taking the stronger leadership role in Washington--Bush or Congress. Respondents were also asked their opinion about the destruction and burning of the American flag, the status of the nation's economy, the federal budget deficit, and spending on a series of federal government programs. Other topics covered include terrorism and the Middle East, the quality of education provided by public high schools, the new Medicare program covering catastrophic illness and long-term hospital stays, oil shipping companies and related environmental problems, and the upcoming House of Representatives election. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, social class, marital status, household composition, labor union membership, employment status, race, sex, income, and state/region of residence.

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