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ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003




Langer, G. E. (2020, August 20). ABC News Views of Islam Poll, 2003.


In this September 2003 ABC News poll, a random national sample of 1,004 Americans were asked to give their opinions on a variety of issues related to Islam, the Middle East, terrorism, and the war in Iraq. Some of the included topics were the respondent's views of Islam as a violent or peaceful religion, the success or failure of the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism, concerns about traveling, and threats to privacy as a result of the war on terrorism. Demographic variables include: Gender, age, race, income, religion and education.

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Data File

Cases: 1004
Variables: 122
Weight Variable: WEIGHT

Data Collection

September 4-7, 2003

Funded By

ABC News, Gary E. Langer, Director of Polling

Collection Procedures

This survey was conducted by TNS Intersearch of Horsham, Pa., for ABC News. Telephone interviews were done with a random national sample of 1,004 adults.

Sampling Procedures

As described on the Methodology page of the ABC News Web site, A sample of households in the continental United States is selected via random digit dialing (RDD) procedures, to ensure that all possible listed and unlisted phone numbers are included with equal probability of selection.

Sampling then occurs in three stages. First, a systematic random sample of telephone exchanges is selected within each stratum, by taking every nth exchange. Next, telephone banks (the first two digits of the four-digit suffix) with more than one residential listing assigned in white-pages directories are classified as working banks The third stage of sampling is respondent selection within the household, accomplished by last-birthday selection. Interviewers ask to speak to the household member age 18 or over at home who's had the last birthday.

According to the Methodology page of the ABC News Web site, Final data are weighted using demographic information from the Census to adjust for sampling and nonsampling deviations from population values. Respondents customarily are classified into one of 48 cells based on age, race, sex and education. Weights are assigned so the proportion in each of these 48 cells matches the actual population proportion according to the Census Bureau's most recent Current Population Survey.

Please see the Methodology webpage for a full description of the sampling procedures used in this survey.

Principal Investigators

Gary E. Langer, Director of Polling, ABC News

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