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ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Current Social and Political Issues, May 1983

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
attitudes; economic conditions; government performance; foreign policy; national economy; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; social issues; Latin America; United States
  • Abstract

    This 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. In this poll, respondents were asked about President Ronald Reagan's performance in office and the government's handling of the economy, with a special focus on United States involvement in Latin America. Demographic information on respondents includes age, sex, race, educational level, employment status, political party affiliation, voting history, and marital status.
  • 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: Performed consistency checks.; Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1983-05
  • Collection date: 1983-05
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8175 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08175.v1
  • Geyer, Anne E., Shapiro, Robert Y.. A Report: Human Rights (in The Polls). Public Opinion Quarterly.52, (3), 385-398.1988.
    • ID: 10.1086/269116 (DOI)
  • (author unknown). Back to headache no. 1. U.S. News and World Report.94, 22 -1983.

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1985): ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Current Social and Political Issues, May 1983. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.