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ABC News Reagan Tax Reform Speech Poll, May 1985

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
demographic characteristics; domestic policy; economic conditions; economic indicators; personal finances; political attitudes; social attitudes; social issues; taxes
  • Abstract

    Federal income tax reform is the central topic of this survey. Respondents were asked for their opinions on the following: the amount of tax they pay, difficulties in filling out the tax forms, the importance of simplifying the tax system and/or making it fairer, President Reagan's proposal to simplify the system, and the impact of the reform proposal on the amount of tax the respondent would expect to pay. Demographic characteristics also are included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-05
  • Collection date: 1985-05
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' phone numbers have been replaced with blanks.

2006-12-13 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8567 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08567.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

ABC News (1988): ABC News Reagan Tax Reform Speech Poll, May 1985. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.