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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, September 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
Bork, Robert; campaign issues; presidency; presidential candidates; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; Supreme Court nominations; United States Supreme Court; voter preferences
  • 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 an evaluation of the United States Supreme Court and the nomination of Robert Bork, 1988 presidential candidates and characteristics that would influence the vote of the respondent, the incidents involving Senator Joe Biden, and the candidacy of Jesse Jackson. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-09
  • 1987-09-17 / 1987-09-21
    Collection date: 1987-09-17--1987-09-21
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.

2008-05-15 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
  • 8891 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Brower, Brock. The pernicious power of the polls. Money (New York).17, (3), 144 -1988.
  • 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 Poll, September 1987. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.