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ABC News/Washington Post Hurricane Follow-Up Poll, September 2005 [electronic resource]

ABC News , The Washington Post
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Ann Arbor, Mich. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor] 2006
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This special topic poll, conducted September 9-11, 2005, is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. The focus of this poll was to ascertain the feelings and opinions of respondents surveyed about Hurricane Katrina and the federal government's response to the events leading up to and after the hurricane. This poll, surveying a different sample of respondents, is a follow-up to a post-hurricane Katrina poll (ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST HURRICANE KATRINA POLL, SEPTEMBER 2005 [ICPSR 4519]) conducted earlier in the same month. Respondents were queried on the federal government's overall emergency preparedness plan, as well as the government's preparedness and response efforts during Hurricane Katrina in regard to delivering food, water, and medical help, recovering and identifying those who lost their lives, dealing with the oil supply and rising gasoline prices, evacuating and resettling people who had lost their homes, and clearing and repairing the hurricane and flood damage. A series of additional questions dealt with how the government should pay for the hurricane relief effort, whether the government's lack of preparedness in New Orleans was racially or socio-economically driven, and the call by Congress for a full-scale congressional investigation of the government's Hurricane Katrina preparedness and response efforts. Respondents were also asked whether they approved of the way George W. Bush was handling the presidency, the economy, the situation in Iraq, and the United States campaign on terrorism. Demographic variables include race, gender, age, level of education, employment status, income, political party affiliation, political philosophy, and religious affiliation.
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ICPSR 4520
ICPSR (Series) 4520
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