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ABC News Libya Poll, 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
foreign policy; international conflict; Libya; military intervention; military operations; presidential performance; Reagan, Ronald
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted after fighting broke out between Libyan and United States forces in the Bay of Sidra. Respondents were asked if they approve of Reagan's handling of the situation, if they believe that the United States has a right to have vessels in the Bay of Sidra, if the United States should be holding military exercises there, and whether or not they think that the military actions have been too tough. In addition, respondents were asked questions concerning the sending of military aid to Honduras and to the Nicaraguan rebels.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986-03-25
  • Collection date: 1986-03-25
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.

2006-11-14 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
  • 8578 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Jentleson, Bruce W.. The Pretty Prudent Public: Post Post-Vietnam American Opinion on the Use of the Military Force. International Studies Quarterly.36, (1), 49-74.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • (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 Libya Poll, March 1986. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.