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Study Report

Study Number: LA-049-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1986

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News state of the union poll, January 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: 8572

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This survey was conducted after President Reagan's 1986 State of the Union address. Respondents were asked to rate Reagan's performance as president, to identify the country's major problems and to describe the state of the economy. They were also asked their opinion of: the likelihood of a war involving the United States in the near future, the likelihood of a terrorist attack against the United States, whether they favor cutting spending or raising taxes (or both) to reduce the federal budget deficit, and whether they favor tax reform measures that reduce tax rates but eliminate many of the current tax deductions. Political affiliation and sex were also recorded.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: The 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: January 24, 1986

DATE OF COLLECTION: January 24, 1986

SUBJECT TERMS: business conditions. conflict. current affairs. debts. domestic affairs. economic attitudes and behavior. economic conditions. events. events, domestic. events, international. foreign affairs. national business situation. presidential performance. public debt. revenues. taxation. terrorism. war. Reagan, Ronald. United States.

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