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ABC News/Washington Post Exit Poll, 1986

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
1988-01-06
Language
English
Free Keywords
candidates; economic conditions; exit polls; national elections; political campaigns; presidential elections; presidential performance; Reagan, Ronald; voter preferences; voters; voting behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    This survey was conducted with voters participating in the November 4, 1986 general election. Polling sites in the 48 continental United States were used. Voters were asked to fill out questionnaires as they exited the polling places. Questions included vote choices, evaluation of the way Reagan was handling his job as president, assessment of the state of the economy, and vote choices for the 1984 presidential election. Demographic questions included income, religion, age, education, sex, race, ethnic background, and political affiliation.
  • 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986-11-04
  • Collection date: 1986-11-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Voters in the November 4, 1986 national election.
Sampling
Polling sites were chosen by random selection.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks.

Note
2010-11-23 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Delivery
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 (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8641 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08641.v2
Publications
  • Overby, L. Marvin, Brown, Robert D.. Reelection constituencies and the politics of Supreme Court confirmation votes. American Politics Quarterly.25, (2), 168-178.1997.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X9702500202 (DOI)
  • Niemi, Richard G., Stanley, Harold W., Vogel, Ronald J.. State economies and state taxes: Do voters hold governors accountable?. American Journal of Political Science.39, (4), 936-957.1995.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2111664 (URL)
  • Le Poire, Beth A., Sigelman, Carol K., Sigelman, Lee, Kenski, Henry C.. Who Wants to Quarantine Persons with AIDS? Patterns of Support for California's Proposition 64. Social Science Quarterly.71, (2), 239-249.1990.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

ABC News; The Washington Post (1988): ABC News/Washington Post Exit Poll, 1986. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08641.v1