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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, May-June 1985

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
aircraft hijackings; Apartheid; attitudes; budget cuts; federal budget deficit; income tax; national economy; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; tax rates; tax reform; terrorism; United States Congress
  • Abstract

    This survey focuses on an assessment of the Reagan administration and other topics of current interest. Respondents were asked for their opinions on the Reagan administration, foreign affairs, Central America, the nation's economy, the federal budget deficit, budget cuts, Nicaragua, and apartheid. Other topics covered in greater detail include an evaluation of the United States Congress, the federal income tax system and proposed changes of it, and the hijacking of a TWA plane by Arab terrorists. Demographic characteristics also are included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-05 / 1985-06
    Time period: 1985-05--1985-06
  • Collection date: 1985-06
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, repondents' zip codes and phone numbers have been replaced with blanks. A weight variable is included that must be used with any analysis.

2008-05-15 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8568 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • 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 (1988): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, May-June 1985. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.