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ABC News Poll on Nicaragua, March 1986

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
conflict; foreign aid; foreign policy; international affairs; national security; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted after President Reagan's speech of March 16, 1986. In his speech Reagan requested that Congress approve increased military aid to the Nicaraguan rebels (the contras). Respondents were asked if they had heard the speech, whether or not they approve of aid to the rebels, whether or not they approve of Reagan's handling of the situation in Nicaragua, and if they consider the situation in Nicaragua to be a threat to the security of the United States.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986-03-16
  • Collection date: 1986-03-16
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The population of the United States aged 18 and over.
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks.

2007-05-07 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
  • 8577 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • (author unknown). Military Construction Appropriations Act, 1987. Continuation of House Proceedings of June 25, 1986, Issue No. 88; and Proceedings of June 26, 1986, Issue No. 89.88: 132 Cong Rec H 4, . 1986.

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

ABC News (1988): ABC News Poll on Nicaragua, March 1986. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.