ICPSR Logo

This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.

ABC News/Washington Post Social Security Poll, May 1981 (ICPSR 8015) RSS

Principal Investigator(s):

Summary:

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 political and social issues. This data collection focuses on the reactions of the elderly to the Reagan administration's proposed changes in Social Security benefits. Respondents' age, race, sex, education, and income level were also recorded.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

Access Notes

  • These data are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Because you are not logged in, we cannot verify that you will be able to download the data.

Dataset(s)

Dataset - Download All Files (0.1 MB)
Documentation:
Data:

Study Description

Citation

ABC News/The Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST SOCIAL SECURITY POLL, MAY 1981. Conducted by Chilton Research Services. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1982. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08015.v1

Persistent URL:

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   older adults, political issues, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), Reagan, Ronald, social issues, Social Security

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1981-05

Date of Collection:  

  • 1981-05-14

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Sample:   An oversample of the elderly was drawn from respondents who had been contacted in earlier studies.

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.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Related Publications

Variables

Utilities

Metadata Exports

If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.

Download Statistics

Found a problem? Use our Report Problem form to let us know.