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The Washington Post

The Washington Post (WP) is an American daily newspaper. It is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C., and was founded in 1877, making it the area’s oldest extant newspaper. Located in the capital city of the United States, the newspaper has a particular emphasis on national politics. Daily editions are printed for the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. In the early 1970s, in the best known episode in the recent history of The Post, reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein led the American press’s investigation into what became known as the Watergate scandal; reporting in the newspaper greatly contributed to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The Post has also received 18 Nieman Fellowships and 368 White House News Photographers Association awards, among others.

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Dataset Collection



Date Ranges:


Decade and Datasets:

2010s – 95

2000s – 187

1990s – 283

1980s – 114


ABC News

Kaiser Family Foundation

Harvard School of Public Health

Recent Acquisitions

Washington Post-UMD Poll: March 30-April 3, 2016 [USWASHUMD2016-0403]

ABC News/Washington Post Poll: 2016 Presidential Election/Clinton &Trump Matchup/Immigrants and Immigration Policy/Late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia/Social Class and Social Problems [USABCWASH2016-1176]

ABC News/Washington Post Poll: 2016 Presidential Election/Clinton and Sanders Presidential Matchups/American Values and Challenges Facing the Nation [USABCWASH2016-1175]

Washington Post Poll: National Survey of Native Americans [USWASH2016-0412]

ABC News/Washington Post Poll: 2016 Presidential Election/2016 Presidential Matchups/Perceptions on Islam/Discrimination Toward Muslims/Terrorism [USABCWASH2015-1174]