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WLS-TV/ABC News Chicago Mayoral Election Exit Poll, April 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • WLS-TV
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
campaign issues; crime; elections; mayoral candidates; public opinion; race relations; school boards; voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    WLS-TV and ABC News cooperated in surveying Chicago voters as they left the polls on election day, April 7, 1987. Voters were asked for whom they had voted for mayor and why and to rate the candidates and their performance during the campaign. Other questions focused on issues important to Chicago's future, race relations, street crime, and the Chicago school board. Demographic characteristics and political orientation also are included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-04-07
  • Collection date: 1987-04-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Chicago
  • Illinois
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Voters in the April 7, 1987 Chicago mayoral election.
Polling places were chosen by random selection.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks and dashes (-).

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8851 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08851.v1

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

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