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ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Current Social and Political Issues, October 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; campaign issues; candidates; elections; environmentalists; Moral Majority; political affiliation; political campaigns; presidency; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; special interest groups; voter preferences; voters
  • 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. This data collection contains information relating to the upcoming election, including respondents' party affiliations and voting preferences, their opinions of President Ronald Reagan's performance in office, and their views on the effect of different interest groups, such as environmentalists and the Moral Majority, on the United States. Demographic information about the respondents includes age, sex, race, religion, educational level, marital status, income, and type of residence.
  • 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: 1982-10
  • Collection date: 1982-10
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 years old and older living in households with telephones in the United States.
National sample plus persons from 37 selected congressional district samples.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9049 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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, October 1982. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.