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Study Report

Study Number: LA-140-002-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/ Washington Post poll, July 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: 9461

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: 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. Topics covered include taxes, the price of consumer goods, interest rates, and Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev. In addition, respondents were asked a detailed series of questions relating to federally insured savings and loan associations. Questions included whether respondents had any savings in one of these institutions, how much confidence they had in this country's savings and loan institutions, whether enough was being done to solve the S&L crisis, what caused the savings and loan crisis, if they thought S&L executives convicted of crimes would go to jail, who the five senators being investigated in the S&L scandal were, and if President Bush had done anything wrong in connection with the failure of his son's savings and loan. Respondents also were asked how important a number of factors were in deciding how to vote for the House of Representatives, if they supported abortion rights, if they would be more likely to vote for a political candidate who supported abortion rights, and if a pregnant teenager under age 18 should be able to get permission from a judge to obtain a legal abortion instead of notifying a parent. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, social class, marital status, number of people in the household, labor union membership, employment status, race, income, sex, and state/region of residence.

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