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Study Report

Study Number: LA-076-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1987

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/Washington Post Bork Vote Poll, October 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: 8888

Date Accessioned: 3/2/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

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

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/1/1994

Documentation: One volume hard copy.

Abstract: The nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court was the subject of this survey. Respondents were asked if they approved of the nomination and why or why not, if they felt Bork was qualified, whether the Senate should consider both Bork's qualifications and political views in deciding upon his nomination, and whether a Senate candidate's opposition to Bork would make any difference to the respondent. Additional questions included whether respondents had received anything in the mail, received telephone calls, or seen advertisements either in support of or in opposition to Bork, and if they felt any groups or individuals had too much influence in the nomination process. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.

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: A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: October 1987

DATE OF COLLECTION: October 13-14, 1987

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