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ABC News/Washington Post Post-Summit Poll, December 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
arms control; foreign policy; foreign relations; Gorbachev, Mikhail; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald
  • Abstract

    Conducted following the December 1987 summit meeting in Washington, D.C. between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, this survey asked respondents to rate Reagan's performance as president, with special emphasis on United States policy toward and relations with the Soviet Union. Other questions focused upon Mikhail Gorbachev, the summit, and arms control. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987-12
  • 1987-12-11 / 1987-12-13
    Collection date: 1987-12-11--1987-12-13
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. The data include a weight variable that must be used in any analysis.

2008-10-31 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
  • 8923 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08923.v1
  • Graham, Thomas W.. The Pattern and Importance of Public Knowledge in the Nuclear Age. Journal of Conflict Resolution.32, (2), 319-334.1988.
    • ID: 10.1177/0022002788032002004 (DOI)

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

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