Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: LA-074-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, August 1987.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8849

Date Accessioned: 3/2/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: Data are card image, 3 records per case.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/1/1994

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Reagan presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include United States support of the Nicaraguan contras and the Iran arms sale, Reagan's involvement before and after the fact, the conduct and testimony of various people who appeared before the congressional committee, and the nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.

SAMPLE: Households were selected by random digit dialing.

NOTE: The data include a weight variable that must be used in any analysis.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: August 1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: August 3-5, 1987

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