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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, September 1985

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
AIDS; Apartheid; attitudes; health; health problems; presidency; presidential performance; Reagan, Ronald; smoking; South Africa; trade deficit
  • Abstract

    In this survey respondents were asked a series of questions related to Reagan's performance as president, his relationship with Congress, South Africa, apartheid, and the trade deficit. Respondents' attitudes toward various health problems in the United States were also examined, with questions focusing on AIDS, cigarette smoking, and osteoporosis. Demographic characteristics also were recorded.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-09
  • Collection date: 1985-09
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
  • (1) 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.

2008-08-21 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
  • 8589 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Yang, Alan S.. Attitudes toward homosexuality. Public Opinion Quarterly.61, (3), 477-507.1997.
    • ID: 10.1086/297810 (DOI)

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1988): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, September 1985. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.