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ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Current Social and Political Issues, November 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
attitudes; automobiles; consumer behavior; Democratic Party (USA); home ownership; interest rates; national economy; perceptions; presidency; presidential performance; purchasing; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; Stockman, David; vacations
  • 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. This data collection explores respondents' perceptions of the differences between the Republican and Democratic parties and the strengths of the parties. Respondents were questioned about the effect of high interest rates on their plans to buy a home, purchase a car, or take a vacation. Respondents were also were asked for their opinions about Ronald Reagan's performance as president, budget director David Stockman, and military reductions in Europe by the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Demographic information about the respondent includes age, race, sex, religion, educational level, martial status, and type of residence.
  • 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: 1981-11
  • Collection date: 1981-11
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8019 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Shapiro, Robert Y., Patterson, Kelly D., Russell, Judith, Young, John T.. A report: Employment and social welfare. Public Opinion Quarterly.51, (2), 268-281.1987.
    • ID: 10.1086/269033 (DOI)
  • (author unknown). Poll weevils. American Demographics.8, (10), 80 -1986.

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1984): ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Current Social and Political Issues, November 1981. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.