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Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

RIGHT DIRECTION OR WRONG TRACK

1. Do you feel things in this country are generally going in the right direction or do you feel things have gotten pretty seriously off on the strong track? (IF "DON'T KNOW" TO Q.1, OR OTHER QUESTIONS LIKE Q.1, PROMPT WITH: "Just tell me w... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

SHAPE REAGAN TOOK OFFICE IN JAN 1981

2. Overall, would you say this country is in better shape, worse shape or about the same shape as when President Reagan took office in January 1981? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

WOULD YOU SAY YOU ARE BETTER OFF

3. And would you say you personally are better off, worse off, or about the same as when President Reagan took office in January 1981? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM FACING COUNTRY

4. In your opinion, what do you think is the most import problem facing this country today? (INTERVIEWER: DO NOT READ CATEGORIES. MARK THE APPROPRIATE CATEGORY BELOW. MARK ONLY ONE CATEGORY.) ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

STATE OF NATION'S ECONOMY THESE DAYS

5. Would you describe the state of the nation's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

UNEMPLOYMENT

6. I'm going to mention several problems facing this country today. For each, please tell me if you think the problem will get better, get worse or stay about the same in 1985. How about (READ HIGHLIGHTED STATEMENT)? Do you think it will g... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

THE FEDERAL DEFICIT

6. I'm going to mention several problems facing this country today. For each, please tell me if you think the problem will get better, get worse or stay about the same in 1985. How about (READ HIGHLIGHTED STATEMENT)? Do you think it will g... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

ARAB TERRORISM

6. I'm going to mention several problems facing this country today. For each, please tell me if you think the problem will get better, get worse or stay about the same in 1985. How about (READ HIGHLIGHTED STATEMENT)? Do you think it will g... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

RELATIONS WITH THE SOVIET UNION

6. I'm going to mention several problems facing this country today. For each, please tell me if you think the problem will get better, get worse or stay about the same in 1985. How about (READ HIGHLIGHTED STATEMENT)? Do you think it will g... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

HOW LIKELY U.S. INVOLVED IN A WAR

7. How likely do you think it is likely or unlikely that the United States will get involved in a war in the near future? (IF LIKELY, PROBE:) is that very likely or only somewhat likely? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

HOW LIKELY TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST U.S.

8. In your opinion, how likely is a major terrorist attack against the United States itself during 1986? Is it very likely, somewhat likely, or not at all likely? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

CONGRESS CUT SPENDING/RAISE TAXES

9. As you may know, the new Gramm-Rudman law says Congress must balance the federal budget by 1991. Each year until then, Congress must either cut federal spending or raise taxes to reduce the deficit. In 1986, would you be more in favor o... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

A/D REDUCING TAX RATES/ELIM TAX DEDUCT

10. In the past year, Congress has considered several proposals to change the federal income tax system. All have been aimed at reducing the tax rates and eliminating many of the current tax deductions. Do you approve or disapprove of the ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

PARTY AFFILIATION

11. Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as: (READ LIST)

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

DATE

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

SEX

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

STATE CODE

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

DECK #

Taken from: ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986.

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