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Study Report

Study Number: LA-138-002-1-1-USA-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/ Washington Post poll, March 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: 9062

Date Accessioned: 7/30/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are downloadable from ICPSR by DPLS staff.

Access Status: Access limited to US-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 6/17/1999

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook.

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. I Survey respondents were also asked whether they thought each of the 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, and which candidates the respondent would not vote for under any circumstances. Respondents were also asked their opinion regarding George Bush's role in the Iran-Contra affair. Background information of respondents includes their political alignment, presidential choice for 1994 vote, sex, education, age, religion, labor union membership, race, income, and state/region of residence.

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