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ABC News/Washington Post Social Security Poll, May 1981

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1984-05-11
Language
English
Free Keywords
older adults; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; social issues; Social Security
Description
  • 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 political and social issues. This data collection focuses on the reactions of the elderly to the Reagan administration's proposed changes in Social Security benefits. Respondents' age, race, sex, education, and income level 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

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1981-05
  • Collection date: 1981-05-14
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampling
An oversample of the elderly was drawn from respondents who had been contacted in earlier studies.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8015 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • 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., Smith, Tom W.. The Polls: Social Security. Public Opinion Quarterly.49, (4), 561-572.1985.
    • ID: 10.1086/268951 (DOI)

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1984): ABC News/Washington Post Social Security Poll, May 1981. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08015.v1