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ABC News Drug Abuse Poll, 1986

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
drug abuse; drug law offenses; drug related crimes; drug testing; drug traffic; drug use; government regulation; smuggling
  • Abstract

    This survey focuses on the respondents' perceptions of and experiences with drug abuse. Respondents were asked about drug abuse in their communities and at work, and whether or not they themselves have had a drug problem. They were also asked their opinions on using the military to stop drug importation, mandatory drug testing, and how serious the drug problem is. Respondents' specific experiences with many different drugs were recorded. Demographic characteristics were also included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986-08
  • Collection date: 1986-08
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The population of the United States aged 18 and over.
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • Included in the data is a weight variable which must be used in all analysis.

2007-07-03 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
  • 8636 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08636.v1

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

ABC News (1988): ABC News Drug Abuse Poll, 1986. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.