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ABC News Reagan Press Conference Poll, November 1986

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
armaments; arms trade; demographic characteristics; diplomacy; domestic policy; foreign affairs; international relations; Iran Contra affair; leadership; party identification; political attitudes; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; terrorism; trust in government; weapons systems
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted on the evening of November 19, 1986 after President Reagan's press conference. Reagan spoke about United States arms shipments to Iran. Respondents were asked to evaluate Reagan's job performance and his handling of world affairs, relations with Iran, and dealings with terrorists. They were also asked whether they believe Reagan was telling the truth about arms shipments and whether Schultz and/or other advisors should resign. Respondents were asked if they watched the press conference and if so, their opinion of what the president said was recorded.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986-11-19
  • Collection date: 1986-11-19
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The adult population of the United States aged 18 and over.
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks.

2006-12-13 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
  • 8644 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Duffy, Brian. In troubled waters; the president, his credibility marred, faces a stormy future. U.S. News and World Report.101, 12 -1986.

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

ABC News (1988): ABC News Reagan Press Conference Poll, November 1986. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.