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Study Report

Study Number: LA-089-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1985

Subject Area: Public Opinion on Political Matters, Political Participation

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/Washington Post poll, March 1985.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8563

Date Accessioned: 11/22/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 10/14/1994

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy

Abstract: In this survey respondents were asked a series of questions related to Reagan's performance as president, the nation's economy and the budget deficit, the MX missile, United States involvement in Central America and Nicaragua, arms control, and leaders of the Democratic party. Additional questions focused on the United States' military involvement in Vietnam and its impact on the trust placed in leaders in Washington both then and now. Demographic characteristics of respondents also 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: For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' zip codes and phone numbers have been replaced with blanks. A weight variable is included, which must be used in all analysis.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: March 1985


SUBJECT TERMS: armaments. armed forces. arms race. business conditions. current affairs. debts. demographic characteristics. disarmament. domestic affairs. economic attitudes and behavior. economic conditions. events. events, domestic. government expenditures. interstate security conflicts. issues. major power dyadic interactions. military affairs. national business situation. national security strength. personal finances. political attitudes and behavior. political attitudes and behavior. political elites. political party preference. presidential performance. public debts. revenues. security defense forces. self-defense forces. social attitudes and behavior. socioeconomic indicators. taxation. trust, personal and political. weapons systems. Central America. Contras. Nicaragua. Reagan, Ronald. United States. Vietnam.

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