Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: LA-030-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1981

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/Washington Post poll of public opinion, current social and political issues, November 1981.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8019

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy; machine-readable dictionary.

Abstract: This poll was conducted by Chilton Research Services of Radnor, Pennsylvania, under the direction of B. Sussman of the Washington Post and J. Alderman of ABC News. Interviews were conducted with 1,516 adults. Respondents were asked about their perceptions of national political parties, Reagan's performance as President, budget director David Stockman, and military reductions by United States and the U.S.S.R. in Europe. Demographic information about the respondent is also included. Data are available in both OSIRIS and card image formats, with machine-readable documentation. The data file contains 122 variables for each of the 1,516 cases and has a logical record length of approximately 150 characters.

SUBJECT TERMS: arms race. defense expenditures. demographic characteristics. foreign policy. government effectiveness. government officials. issues. military affairs. political attitudes and behavior. political parties. presidential performance. public opinion. social attitudes and behavior. United States.

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