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Study Report

Study Number: LA-140-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/ Washington Post poll, January 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: 9436

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 campu

Date Ordered: 7/1/1999

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook

Abstract: This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Bush presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Respondents were asked to name the two most important problems facing the country, if they approved of the way George Bush was handling the nation's economy, the environment, the illegal drug problem, and foreign affairs, and if they trusted federal, state, and local governments to do what was right. Respondents also were questioned as to which political party they trusted to do a better job handling a variety of political, economic, and social problems, if they thought things would get better in the next ten years, and how they would rate the military and economic power of the United States vis-a-vis Japan and the Soviet Union over the past 20 years. Other topics covered include the United States military action in Panama, Manuel Noriega, and the illegal drug problem. Those surveyed were also asked about their satisfaction with careers, marriage, children, and cultural life. 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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