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ABC News/Washington Post AMAL Hijacking Poll, June 1985

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
1988-10-25
Language
English
Free Keywords
aircraft hijackings; Arab Israeli conflict; attitudes; hostage negotiation; hostages; international conflict; Middle East; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); social issues; terrorism; terrorist attacks; terrorists
Description
  • Abstract

    The hijacking of a TWA plane by Arab terrorists on June 14, 1985 is the focus of this survey. Respondents were asked if they approved of Ronald Reagan's handling of the hostage situation, if the United States should be negotiating for the release of the hostages, and if the United States should request Israel to meet the terrorists' demands for the release of Shiite Moslems being held prisoner. Other questions posed include whether the United States should reduce its ties to Israel and whether military action should be undertaken against terrorism in the Middle East even if it risks a larger war. An assessment of the actions of the Israeli government also is provided. Demographic characteristics are included as well.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 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.
Sampling
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • For reasons of confidentiality, repondents' phone numbers have been replaced with blanks. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

Note
2007-07-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8569 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • (author unknown). Hostage coverage hindsight: Competition, technology shape the story. Broadcasting.109, 33 -1985.
  • Chaze, William L.. Reagan's hostage crisis. U.S. News and World Report.99, 18 -1985.

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1988): ABC News/Washington Post AMAL Hijacking Poll, June 1985. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08569.v1