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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, April 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
constitutions; deregulation; income taxes; Iran Contra affair; political issues; presidency; presidential candidates; presidential performace; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; social issues; transportation
  • 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 Iran arms sale, President Reagan and the Congress, the 65 miles per hour highway bill, air travel, commercial airlines and the effects of deregulation, federal income taxes and the new W-4 form, the Constitution, the best and worst presidents within the respondent's lifetime, and 1988 presidential candidates. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-04
  • 1987-04-09 / 1987-04-13
    Collection date: 1987-04-09--1987-04-13
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.

2007-07-09 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
  • 8844 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08844.v1
  • Servin-Gonzalez, Mariana, Torres-Reyna, Oscar. The polls--Trends: Religion and politics. Public Opinion Quarterly.63, (4), 592 -1999.
    • ID: 10.1086/297874 (DOI)
  • Burton, John R., Zick, Cathleen D., Mayer, Robert N.. Consumer views of the need for government intervention in the airline market. Journal of Consumer Affairs.27, (1), 1 -1993.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1745-6606.1993.tb00734.x (DOI)

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1989): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, April 1987. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.