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ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Current Social and Political Issues, October 1982 (ICPSR 9049)

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. This data collection contains information relating to the upcoming election, including respondents' party affiliations and voting preferences, their opinions of President Ronald Reagan's performance in office, and their views on the effect of different interest groups, such as environmentalists and the Moral Majority, on the United States. Demographic information about the respondents includes age, sex, race, religion, educational level, marital status, income, and type of residence.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/The Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL OF PUBLIC OPINION ON CURRENT SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES, OCTOBER 1982. Conducted by Chilton Research Services. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1983. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09049.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09049.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, campaign issues, candidates, elections, environmentalists, Moral Majority, political affiliation, political campaigns, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), Reagan, Ronald, special interest groups, voter preferences, voters

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1982-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 1982-10

Universe:    Adults aged 18 years old and older living in households with telephones in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    National sample plus persons from 37 selected congressional district samples.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

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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