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Study Report

Study Number: LA-045-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1986

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News Daniloff freedom poll, September 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: 8640

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This survey was conducted after the release of Nicholas Daniloff, a reporter who had been held by the Soviet Union on charges of spying. The United States government negotiated his release but denied that there was any connection between his release and the release of Gennadi Zakharov, a Soviet physicist who had been held by the United States on spying charges. Respondents were asked about: their knowledge of the Daniloff case, whether or not they thought there was a swap, if they considered the case a victory or a defeat for the United States, and their evaluation of how Reagan handled the case. Respondents were also asked to evaluate Reagan's handling of the hostage situation in Beirut, Lebanon. In addition, they were asked whether or not they expected any important accomplishments to come from the upcoming summit meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev in Iceland.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: The adult population of the United States aged 18 and over.

SAMPLE: Households were selected by random digit dialing.

NOTE: The data contain blanks.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: September 30, 1986

DATE OF COLLECTION: September 30, 1986

SUBJECT TERMS: armaments. arms race. conflict. conflict management. demographic characteristics. detente. diplomatic relations. events. events, international. foreign affairs. international affairs. international interactions. international transactions. interstate security conflicts. leadership. major power dyadic interactions. national security strength. political attitudes and behavior. presidential performance. terrorism. treaties. Gorbachev, Mikhail. Lebanon. Reagan, Ronald. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. United States.

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