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ABC News/Washington Post Reagan Shooting Poll, March 1981

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
assassination attempts; Bush, George H.W.; gun control; Haig, Alexander; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; social issues
  • 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 politcal and social issues. This data collection probes respondents' opinions of President Ronald Reagan, Vice President George Bush, and Secretary of State Alexander Haig. Respondents were also asked about their support of handgun control in the wake of the attempted assassination of President Reagan. Respondents' race, education level, and age were also recorded.
  • 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: 1981-03
  • Collection date: 1981-03-31
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8013 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08013.v1
  • 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 Reagan Shooting Poll, March 1981. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.