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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1988-10-25
Language
English
Free Keywords
balanced budget; credit card debt; government spending; income taxes; national debt; personal debt; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey continued the on-going assessment of the Reagan presidency. Other topics that were covered include credit cards and personal debt, the Gramm-Rudman bill that requiring the government to balance the federal budget by 1991, the possible impact of this bill on spending cuts and taxes, proposals for federal income tax reform, and government public assistance programs. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-12
  • Collection date: 1985-12
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.
Sampling
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' phone numbers have been recoded to blanks. A weight variable is included in the data and must be used in any analysis.

Note
2007-07-09 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Delivery
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 (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8596 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08596.v1

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1988): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08596