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Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post
Ronald Reagan's performance as President, his health, and his age were a central focus of this survey. Respondents also were questioned regarding the nation's economy, their personal financial situations and expectations, their impressions of a number of public figures, the federal budget deficit, government spending policies, education, "Star Wars," cancer, American and Soviet spying, and major league baseball. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.
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ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, JULY 1985. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-01-09. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08586.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08586.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: baseball, cancer, education, espionage, federal budget deficit, government spending, national economy, personal finances, presidency, presidential performance, public figures, public opinion, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), Reagan, Ronald, Strategic Defense Initiative
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' zip codes and phone numbers have been recoded to blanks. A weight variable is included in the data and must be used in any analysis.
Sample: Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Original ICPSR Release: 1988-10-25
- 2007-01-09 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
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