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ABC News/Washington Post Bork Vote Poll, October 1987

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1989-01-10
Language
English
Free Keywords
attitudes; Bork, Robert; judge selection; media coverage; political ideologies; public opinion; social issues; Supreme Court nominations; United States Supreme Court
Description
  • Abstract

    The nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court was the subject of this survey. Respondents were asked if they approved of the nomination and why or why not, if they felt Bork was qualified, whether the Senate should consider both Bork's qualifications and political views in deciding upon his nomination, and whether a Senate candidate's opposition to Bork would make any difference to the respondent. Additional questions included whether respondents had received anything in the mail, received telephone calls, or seen advertisements either in support of or in opposition to Bork, and if they felt any groups or individuals had too much influence in the nomination process. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-10
  • 1987-10-13 / 1987-10-14
    Collection date: 1987-10-13--1987-10-14
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.
Sampling
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

Note
2007-07-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8888 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08888.v1
Publications
  • Gimpel, James G., Ringel, Lewis S.. Understanding court nominee evaluation and approval: Mass opinion in the Bork and Thomas cases. Political Behavior.17, (2), 135-153.1995.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01498811 (DOI)
  • Barnes, Fred. Dixie fix: can the Democrats win the South?. New Republic.197, 11 -1987.

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1989): ABC News/Washington Post Bork Vote Poll, October 1987. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08888