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Study Report

Study Number: LA-139-003-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/ Washington Post poll, September 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: 9356

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: 6/26/1999

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. Responded are asked their opinions about a variety of subjects, including the environment, the economy, the illegal drub problem, and whether the Bush administrations is doing all that it can to deal with these issues. Topics covered include the economy, the environment, foreign affairs, the illegal drug problem, and whether the Bush administration was doing all that it can to address many of the central problems facing this nation. In addition, respondents were questioned in depth about race relations. They were asked about the proportion of Blacks and whites living in their neighborhoods, whether common sense or prejudice led whites to avoid driving through largely Black neighborhoods, why Blacks generally have worse jobs, income, and housing than whites, and if the quality of life for Blacks in the United States was better, worse, or about the same compared to ten years ago. Respondents also were questioned regarding homelessness, abortion, and the new Medicare program covering catastrophic illness and long-term hospital stays. 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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