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ABC News Primary Election Exit Polls, 1985

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
  • Abstract

    These data were collected at polling places in Detroit (Part 1) and New York City (Part 2) as voters exited the polls on Primary Election Day, 1985. In Detroit, topics included vote choices for mayor and city clerk, problems facing the city, the quality of life in Detroit, and Coleman Young's performance as mayor. Voters in New York City were asked how they voted in the mayoral, city council president, and comptroller races. In addition, they were asked to evaluate the quality of life in New York, problems facing the city, and Edward Koch's performance as mayor. Demographic information recorded for all respondents in this collection include sex, age, education, race, income, union membership, and political orientation.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Detroit
    • DS2: New York City
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-09
  • Collection date: 1985-09
Sampled Universe
Voters in the Detroit and New York City primary elections in September 1985.
Polling places were chosen by random selection.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks.

2007-03-19 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.2006-01-18 File CB8595.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8595 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News (1989): ABC News Primary Election Exit Polls, 1985. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.