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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, July 1985

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
baseball; cancer; education; espionage; federal budget deficit; government spending; national economy; personal finances; presidency; presidential performance; public figures; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; Strategic Defense Initiative
  • Abstract

    Ronald Reagan's performance as President, his health, and his age were a central focus of this survey. Respondents also were questioned regarding the nation's economy, their personal financial situations and expectations, their impressions of a number of public figures, the federal budget deficit, government spending policies, education, "Star Wars," cancer, American and Soviet spying, and major league baseball. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-07
  • Collection date: 1985-07
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, respondents' zip codes and phone numbers have been recoded to blanks. A weight variable is included in the data and must be used in any analysis.

2007-01-09 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8586 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08586.v1
  • Hitchens, Christopher. Voting in the passive voice: what polling has done to American democracy. Harper's.284, (1703), 45 -1992.
  • (author unknown). Vox pop crock. New Republic.193, 4 -1985.

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1988): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, July 1985. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.