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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, May 1987

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
armed forces; business; ethics; government; Iran Contra affair; military operations; news media; Persian Gulf; political ethics; politicians; presidency; presidential candidates; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; social issues; trade; trade policy
  • Abstract

    This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Reagan presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include the United States' naval presence in the Persian Gulf and the incident involving the U.S.S. Stark, honesty and ethics among politicians, businessmen, the news media and the average person, the Iran-contra affair and Reagan's involvement before and after the fact, 1988 presidential candidates from each party, and the trade deficit. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-05
  • 1987-05-29 / 1987-06-01
    Collection date: 1987-05-29--1987-06-01
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
  • For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' zip codes have been recoded to blanks. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

2008-02-20 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
  • 8843 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Wanniski, Jude. Can Kemp do it?. National Review.39, 28 -1987.

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1989): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, May 1987. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.