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Study Report

Study Number: LA-138-001-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/ Washington Post poll, January 1988.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9061

Date Accessioned: 7/30/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are downloadable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 6/25/1999

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook.

Abstract: Data collected as 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 level of trust in the government and the two major political parties, opinions regarding the state of the environment, the nation's health, public education, crime, quality of life, world peace, and the economy. In addition, opinions were solicited regarding the respondent's impression of various public figures, his or her choice for presidential candidate, and which candidate from which party would do a better job in dealing with problems such as reducing the trade deficit, unemployment, holding down taxes, and providing leadership. Respondents also were asked a detailed series of questions comparing the Republican candidates George Bush and Robert Dole. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1984 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, marital status, household composition, labor union membership, employment status, race, income, and state/region of residence.

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