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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, June 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
Bush, George W.; candidates; federal budget deficit; Iran Contra affair; national debt; political issues; presidency; presidential elections; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; social issues; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • 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 federal budget deficit and possible ways to reduce it, the Iran-contra affair, the congressional hearings investigating the affair and questions relating to the involvement of Reagan and Bush, issues important to the 1988 presidential election, characteristics of candidates that might influence the respondent's vote, and United States involvement in the Persian Gulf. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-06
  • 1987-06-25 / 1987-06-29
    Collection date: 1987-06-25--1987-06-29
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.

2008-01-09 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
  • 8847 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Jentleson, Bruce W.. The Pretty Prudent Public: Post Post-Vietnam American Opinion on the Use of the Military Force. International Studies Quarterly.36, (1), 49-74.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Patterson, Kelly D., Magleby, David B.. Poll Trends: Public Support for Congress. Public Opinion Quarterly.56, (4), 539-551.1992.
    • ID: 10.1086/269346 (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, June 1987. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.