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ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Current Social and Political Issues, September 1982

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
attitudes; congressional elections; inflation; Middle East; national economy; political attitudes; polltical parties; presidency; public opinion; social issues; Social Security; unemployment
  • Abstract

    This special-topic poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other social and political issues. Respondents were questioned about political issues involved in the upcoming midterm congressional elections. Issues included the Middle East, the economy, inflation, Social Security, unemployment, and attitudes toward and perceptions of the two major political parties and Congress. Demographic information about the respondents includes age, sex, race, income, educational background, marital status, type of residence, and employment status.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1982-09
  • Collection date: 1982-09
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 years old and older living in households with telephones in the United States.
Households were selected by random digit dialing.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9047 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • (author unknown). Disgruntleds have it. Economist.333, (7888), A23 -1994.

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1984): ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Current Social and Political Issues, September 1982. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.