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Study Report

Study Number: KB-022-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1986

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/Washington Post exit poll, 1986.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8641

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

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.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Voters in the November 4, 1986 national election.

SAMPLE: Polling sites were chosen by random selection.

NOTE: The data contain blanks.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: November 4, 1986

DATE OF COLLECTION: November 4, 1986

SUBJECT TERMS: candidates. congressional elections. demographic characteristics. economic conditions. education. election studies. elections. ethnicity. income. national business situation. political attitudes and behavior. political party preference. presidential performance. religion. senatorial elections. voting attitudes and behavior. Alabama. Arizona. Arkansas. California. Colorado. Connecticut. Delaware. Florida. Georgia. Idaho. Illinois. Indiana. Iowa. Kansas. Kentucky. Louisiana. Maine. Maryland. Massachusetts. Michigan. Minnesota. Mississippi. Missouri. Montana. Nebraska. Nevada. New Hampshire. New Jersey. New Mexico. New York. North Carolina. North Dakota. Ohio. Oklahoma. Oregon. Pennsylvania. Reagan, Ronald. Rhode Island. South Carolina. South Dakota. Tennessee. Texas. United States. Utah. Vermont. Virginia. Washington. West Virginia. Wisconsin. Wyoming.

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