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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, January 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
candidates; federal budget deficit; government programs; government spending; Iran Contra affair; national debt; political issues; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; social issues
  • 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 leadership role of Reagan and the Congress, spending for specific government programs, government versus private initiatives, the budget deficit, the Iran-contra affair including questions concerning Reagan's and Bush's involvement, 1988 presidential candidates, and the new tax law. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-01
  • 1987-01-15 / 1987-01-19
    Collection date: 1987-01-15--1987-01-19
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. The data include a weight variable that must be used in any analysis.

2006-12-12 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
  • 8846 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Zuckerman, Mortimer B.. Let's get to work, Mr. President. U.S. News and World Report.102, 80 -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, January 1987. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.