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ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Current Social and Political Issues, September 1982 (ICPSR 9047)
Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post
This special-topic poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other social and political issues. Respondents were questioned about political issues involved in the upcoming midterm congressional elections. Issues included the Middle East, the economy, inflation, Social Security, unemployment, and attitudes toward and perceptions of the two major political parties and Congress. Demographic information about the respondents includes age, sex, race, income, educational background, marital status, type of residence, and employment status.
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ABC News/The Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL OF PUBLIC OPINION ON CURRENT SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES, SEPTEMBER 1982. Conducted by Chilton Research Services. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1983. doi:10.3886/ICPSR09047.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09047.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, congressional elections, inflation, Middle East, national economy, political attitudes, polltical parties, presidency, public opinion, social issues, Social Security, unemployment
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adults aged 18 years old and older living in households with telephones in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: Households were selected by random digit dialing.
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Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-07-17
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