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ABC News/Washington Post Reaganomics Poll, February 1981

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
energy assistance; food aid; government programs; government spending; inflation; personal finances; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; social issues; Social Security; student loans
  • Abstract

    This special-topic poll 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. These data were collected following President Ronald Reagan's "State of the Nation" speech. Respondents were questioned regarding the causes of inflation, their personal financial situation, and whether any member of the household received government support, such as Social Security, student loans, energy credits, or food stamps. They were asked to identify what they felt should be the government's spending priorities and to evaluate the proposed government spending cuts. Demographic information such as sex, race, age, employment status, religion, and education and income levels was also collected.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1981-02
  • 1981-02-19 / 1981-02-20
    Collection date: 1981-02-19--1981-02-20
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8011 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Baggette, Jennifer, Shapiro, Robert Y., Jacobs, Lawrence R.. The Polls-Poll Trends: Social Security-An Update. Public Opinion Quarterly.59, (3), 420-442.1995.
    • ID: 10.1086/269485 (DOI)
  • Shapiro, Robert Y., Patterson, Kelly D., Russell, Judith, Young, John T.. The polls: Public Assistance. Public Opinion Quarterly.51, (1), 120-130.1987.
    • ID: 10.1086/269020 (DOI)
  • Smith, Tom W., Dempsey, Glenn R.. The Polls: Ethnic Social Distance and Prejudice. Public Opinion Quarterly.47, (4), 584-600.1983.
    • ID: 10.1086/268819 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

ABC News; The Washington Post (1984): ABC News/Washington Post Reaganomics Poll, February 1981. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.