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ABC News/Washington Post Poindexter Testimony Poll #1, July 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; congressional committees; congressional hearings; congressional investigations; Iran Contra affair; Nicaragua; North, Oliver; Poindexter, John; public approval; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; testimony
  • Abstract

    Admiral John Poindexter's testimony before the congressional committee investigating the Iran-Contra affair was the subject of this poll. Respondents were asked if they thought Poindexter was telling the truth, withholding information, and/or covering up for President Reagan, whether they approved of Poindexter's actions, and if they thought he should be criminally prosecuted. Other questions addressed the issues of aid to the Nicaraguan contras, Reagan's involvement in the affair and if he participated in an attempt to cover up the facts, and Oliver North's actions and testimony. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-07
  • Collection date: 1987-07-15
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.
2008-07-24 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
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 (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8894 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08894.v1
  • Duffy, Michael. It ain't over till it's over; North's pleas have given new impetus to contra-funding efforts. Time.130, 19 -1987.

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1989): ABC News/Washington Post Poindexter Testimony Poll #1, July 1987. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.