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Study Report

Study Number: LA-075-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News Ginsburg poll, November 1987.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8885

Date Accessioned: 3/2/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: Data are card image, two records per case.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/1/1994

Documentation: One volume hard copy.

Abstract: The nomination of Douglas Ginsburg to the Supreme Court was the topic of this poll. Respondents were asked if they agreed or disagreed that most people under age 40 and most important public officials have used the drug marijuana at least once, and that people who have used marijuana once or twice in their lives should not be allowed to hold public office or sit on the Supreme Court. Those respondents who answered that they had heard about the nomination of Ginsburg also were asked a series of specific questions about Ginsburg that dealt with his experience, qualifications, marijuana use, the investigations into a possible violation of government conflict of interest rules, and his wife. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.

SAMPLE: Households were selected by random digit dialing.

NOTE: A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: November 1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: November 6-7, 1987

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