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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, April 1986

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
1988-06-01
Language
English
Free Keywords
civil rights movement; drug legalization; economic conditions; financial assets; foreign policy; international alliances; Middle East; oil prices; political affiliation; presidency; presidential performace; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; voting behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey covers a variety of political and social issues. Respondents were asked to rate Reagan's performance as president, to comment on United States policy and actions in the Middle East including the air strike against Libya, to evaluate the state of the nation's economy, and to assess the reliability of our allies. They were also questioned about the effect of falling oil prices on the nation's economy and about their own personal financial situations. Other topics included legalization of marijuana, successes of the civil rights movement, which political party the respondent supports, and the likelihood that the respondent will vote in the next election. Demographic characteristics were also recorded.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986-04-24
  • Collection date: 1986-04-24
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The population of the United States aged 18 and over.
Sampling
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks. Included in the data is a weight variable which must be used in all analysis.

Note
2007-07-09 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
  • 8580 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1988): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, April 1986. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08580.v1