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ABC News "Nightline" AIDS Poll, June 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
AIDS; communicable diseases; health policy; public approval; public health; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; social attitudes
  • Abstract

    The disease AIDS was the central topic of this survey. Respondents were asked if they approved of the way President Reagan was handling the situation involving the disease, and whether they approved or disapproved of a variety of steps that could be taken to prevent the spread of AIDS. Respondents also were asked if they thought immigrants, prison inmates and military personnel should be tested for the disease and if they themselves would voluntarily take a blood test. Their opinions on mandatory testing for AIDS were also elicited. The results of the poll were announced on the ABC television program "Nightline." Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-06
  • Collection date: 1987-06-02
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.
2006-11-14 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
  • 8854 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News (1989): ABC News "Nightline" AIDS Poll, June 1987. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.