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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, March 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
age; AIDS; candidates; decision making; health status; Iran Contra affair; mental health; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald
  • 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 in-depth questions concerning Reagan's age, health, memory, and honesty, the impact of his advisers on decision-making, the Iran-contra affair, Reagan's involvement and the Tower Commission report, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, and the disease AIDS. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-03
  • 1987-03-05 / 1987-03-09
    Collection date: 1987-03-05--1987-03-09
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.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8845 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Yang, Alan S.. Attitudes toward homosexuality. Public Opinion Quarterly.61, (3), 477-507.1997.
    • ID: 10.1086/297810 (DOI)
  • Edsall, Thomas Byrne. The return of inequality: the great bulk of Americans are losing economic and political power, while the affluent are gaining both. Atlantic.261, (6), 86 -1988.
  • (author unknown). AIDS education. FDA Consumer.21, 26 -1987.
  • Schneider, William. The Republicans in '88. Atlantic.259, 58 -1987.
  • Shapiro, Walter. The loneliest long-distance runner; Gary Hart begins his race for the presidency way ahead of the pack. Time.129, 31 -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, March 1987. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.