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ABC News Poll, January 1989 (ICPSR 9186)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluate the Reagan presidency and solicit opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Respondents were asked about the nation's economy, the possibility of a recession, problems facing the country, impressions of George Bush, Dan Quayle, and Oliver North, concerns about Bush as president, and whether Oliver North should receive a presidential pardon for his role in the Iran-Contra affair. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1988 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, health insurance membership, marital status, household composition, labor union membership, employment status, race, income, sex, and telephone number.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS POLL, JANUARY 1989. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1989. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-07-03. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09186.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09186.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Bush, George H.W., Iran Contra affair, national economy, Norht, Oliver, political issues, presidency, public opinion, Reagan, Ronald, recession, social issues, voter preferences, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1989-01-12--1989-01-16

Date of Collection:   

  • 1989-01-12--1989-01-16

Universe:    Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blank and alphabetic characters. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing. Within household, the respondent selected was the adult living in the household who last had a birthday and who was at home at the time of the interview.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1990-12-04

Version History:

  • 2007-07-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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