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INTERVIEW NUMBER

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

INTERVIEW NUMBER

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

INTERVIEW NUMBER

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

1.A/D HNDL JOB AS PRES?

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Ronald Reagan is handling his job as president? (STOP, GET ANSWER, THEN READ:) Is that approve/disapprove strongly, or approve/disapprove somewhat? (IF "DON'T KNOW" TO Q.1, OR OTHER QUESTIONS LIKE... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

2.A/D HNDL NAT ECONOMY?

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Reagan is handling the nation's economy?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

3.A/D HNDL FRGN AFFAIRS?

3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Reagan is handling foreign affairs?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

4.NAT ECON BET/WRSE/SAME

4. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse or staying the same?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

5.CMP LST YR:XMAS SPEND

5. Compared to last year, would you say this Christmas you will spend more on presents, less on presents, or about the same on presents for friends and family? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

6.HAVE A CREDIT CARD?

6. On another matter, do you have a credit card, or a line of credit or credit limit with a bank?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

7.TTL AMT AVL TO CHARGE?

7. What is the total amount you are permitted to charge on those credit cards or lines of credit: (READ LIST)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

8.CR DEBT UP/DWN/SAME?

8. Thinking of your credit cards, has your credit card debt increased in the past year, decreased, or is it about the same amount?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

9.FIN DEBT UP/DWN/SAME?

9. Aside from credit cards, have you increased your financial debt in the past year, decreased your debt, or kept your level of debt about the same? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

10.CR OVEREXTEND LIKELY?

10. For you and your family personally, do you think the risk of becoming overextended on credit is not likely at all, somewhat likely or very likely? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

11.HRD OF GRAMM-RUDMAN?

New Q.11 Have you read or heard about Congress passing the Gramm-Rudman bill which requires the government to balance the federal budget by 1991? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

12.A/D GRAMM-RUDMAN LAW

New Q.12 Well, the Gramm-Rudman law requires automatic cuts in spending for many social and military programs each year that congress doesn't reduce the budget deficit on its own. Do you approve or disapprove of the Gramm-Rudman budget bal... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

13.HOW CNGRS BAL BUDGET?

New Q.13 Just your best guess, do you think it's more likely that Congress will balance the budget by cutting spending, or more likely that they will balance it by raising taxes? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

14.A/D TAX PROPOSALS?

New Q.14 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... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

15.CNGRS PASS TAX LAW?

New Q.15 So far none of the tax proposals have been passed by Congress, even though most congressional leaders of both parties, and the President, have said that they want such a law. Just your best guess, do you think Congress will pass s... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

16.PUB ASSIST WRKS WELL?

16. As you may know, the government gives poor people money through welfare and public assistance programs, including food stamps and aid to dependent children. Overall, would you say the system of public assistance works well in this coun... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

17.STATMNT AGREE W/MORE?

17. Which of these two statements do you tend to agree with more: (READ STATEMENTS) A) Most able-bodied people on welfare really want to work but can't because of circumstances, or B) Most able-bodied people on welfare prefer to sit home a... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

18.DIS WRK/STAND ON OWN

18. Do you think the present system of public assistance discourages people from working or do you think it helps them until they begin to stand on their own? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

19.GOVT DOING ENOUGH?

19. Generally speaking, would you say the government is or is not doing enough to get people on public assistance back to work?

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

20.F/O MIN-WGE FOR BENE?

20. Would you favor or oppose legislation that requires able-bodied people on public assistance to work at any minimum-wage job in return for their benefits? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

21.F/O TRAIN FOR BENE?

21. Would you favor or oppose legislation that requires able-bodied people on public assistance to undergo job training in return for their benefits? ... (view details)

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

JULIAN DATE

Taken from: ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1985.

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