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ABC News Poll, January 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Bush, George H.W.; Iran Contra affair; national economy; Norht, Oliver; political issues; presidency; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; recession; social issues; voter preferences; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Reagan presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Respondents were asked about the nation's economy, the possibility of a recession, problems facing the country, impressions of George Bush, Dan Quayle, and Oliver North, concerns about Bush as president, and whether Oliver North should receive a presidential pardon for his role in the Iran-Contra affair. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, health insurance membership, marital status, household composition, labor union membership, employment status, race, income, sex, and telephone number.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-01-12 / 1989-01-16
    Time period: 1989-01-12--1989-01-16
  • 1989-01-12 / 1989-01-16
    Collection date: 1989-01-12--1989-01-16
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blank and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

2007-07-03 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
  • 9186 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09186.v1

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

ABC News (1990): ABC News Poll, January 1989. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.