Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: LA-079-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1991

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News Supreme Court nomination poll, July 1991.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9612

Date Accessioned: 3/2/1994

Number of Files Received: 2

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

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/1/1994

Documentation: One volume hard copy printed from tape by staff.

Abstract: This survey focuses on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States. Respondents were asked if they approved of the way the Supreme Court was doing its job, if the Supreme Court was becoming more conservative in its decisions, if they approved of Thomas's nomination to the Supreme Court, if the Senate should only consider Thomas's background and qualifications or if it should consider his political views as well, and if Thomas should be confirmed only if he indicates that he would vote to overturn/uphold the Supreme Court's 1973 ruling that allowed a woman to have a legal abortion for any reason during the first three months of pregnancy. Respondents also were questioned about White House Chief of Staff John Sununu's use of government and corporate planes while he was not on official White House business. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, education, age, race, sex, and state/region of residence.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia.

SAMPLE: Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.

NOTE: The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to blanks for reasons of confidentiality.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: July 1, 1991

DATE OF COLLECTION: July 1, 1991

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