||Internet Resource, Computer File
|All Authors / Contributors:
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
||Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30.
||Mode of access: Intranet.
||Part 1: Data File.
||ICPSR (Series), 6017.
||the Washington Post.
This special topic poll explores the issues involved in building a new stadium for the Washington Redskins football team. Respondents from the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and Virginia were asked a series of questions to ascertain their level of interest and involvement in Redskins football, and whether they thought of the Redskins as the District of Columbia's team. A major portion of the survey focused on whether the Redskins should move to a new stadium, whether the stadium should be built in the District, in the Maryland suburbs, or in the northern Virginia suburbs, whether tax money should be used to help build the stadium, and whether inducements like tax breaks should be used by state and local governments to encourage the Redskins to build the stadium in one locale over another. Respondents were asked about the negotiations between the governor of Virginia and the owner of the Redskins over building a new stadium in northern Virginia, whether the Redskins owner should keep the team in the District even if he could get the state of Virginia to help build the newly-proposed stadium, and whether a new Redskins stadium in northern Virginia would help or hurt the area financially. The survey also asked respondents to speculate on whether the Redskins would eventually build their new stadium outside the District, and to comment on whether the Redskins should change their team name. In addition, respondents were asked for their impressions of George Bush, Bill Clinton, the owner of the Redskins, and several government officials involved in the stadium proposal. Background information on respondents includes party preference, voter registration status, home ownership, education, age, household composition, employment status, Hispanic origin and race, household income, and sex ... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06017.