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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, March 1988

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1990-05-01
Language
English
Free Keywords
Bush, George H.W.; candidates; foreign affairs; income tax; Iran Contra affair; military intervention; political issues; presidency; presidential elections; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); Reagan, Ronald; social issues; voter attitides; voting behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluates the Reagan presidency and solicits opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include the federal income tax system, Reagan's handling of the situation in Panama and Nicaragua, aid to the contras, and United States troops being sent to Honduras. In addition, respondents were asked if they thought various presidential candidates were qualified to be president, which party had the best chance of winning the presidency in November, which candidate among several possible tickets the respondent would vote for if the election were held that day, candidates the respondent would not vote for under any circumstances, and George Bush's role in the Iran-Contra affair. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, vote choice in 1984, sex, education, age, religion, labor union membership, race, income, and state/region of residence.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-03-16 / 1988-03-21
    Time period: 1988-03-16--1988-03-21
  • 1988-03-16 / 1988-03-21
    Collection date: 1988-03-16--1988-03-21
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Sampling
Random digit dialing.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

Note
2008-02-28 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9062 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Shelley, Mack C. II, Hwang, Hwarng-du. The mass media and public opinion polls in the 1988 presidential election: Trends, accuracy, consistency, and events. American Politics Research.19, (1), 59-79.1991.
  • Shelley, Mack C., II, Hwang, Hwarng-Du. The Mass Media and Public Opinion Polls in the 1988 Presidential Election. American Politics Quarterly.19, (1), 59-79.1991.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X9101900104 (DOI)

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1990): ABC News/Washington Post Poll, March 1988. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09062.v1