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ABC News North Testimony Poll #2, 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; public approval; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; testimony
  • Abstract

    In this survey respondents were questioned regarding the testimony of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North before the congressional committee investigating the Iran-contra affair. They were asked if they had a favorable opinion of North, if they thought he told the truth and/or was covering up for higher ranking officials, if they approved of the way North handled the Iran-contra operation, if he was justified in falsifying information and destroying documents, whether his actions were illegal, and whether he should be prosecuted. Other questions addressed the issues of when Reagan learned about the transfer of money to the contras and whether he participated in an organized attempt to cover up the facts. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-07
  • 1987-07-11 / 1987-07-12
    Collection date: 1987-07-11--1987-07-12
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.
2007-05-07 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
  • 8895 (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 #2, July 1987. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.