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ABC News North Testimony Poll #1, July 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
congressional hearings; congressional investigations; Iran Contra affair; North, Oliver; Poindexter, John; public approval; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; testimony
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted following Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North's testimony on July 7, 1987 before the congressional committee investigating the Iran-contra arms affair. Respondents were asked if they had seen or heard about North's testimony, if they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of North, and if they felt that North was generally telling the truth. Other questions asked included whether respondents thought North and Poindexter acted on their own, if they were covering up for higher ranking officials including President Reagan, if respondents agreed with North's statements justifying United States secret operations, if they approved or disapproved of North's handling of the Iran-contra operation, and if North should be criminally prosecuted. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-07
  • Collection date: 1987-07-07
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.
2007-09-14 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
  • 8860 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News (1989): ABC News North Testimony Poll #1, July 1987. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.