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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, March 1987 (ICPSR 8845)

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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. Topics covered include in-depth questions concerning Reagan's age, health, memory, and honesty, the impact of his advisers on decision-making, the Iran-contra affair, Reagan's involvement and the Tower Commission report, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, and the disease AIDS. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, MARCH 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08845.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   age, AIDS, candidates, decision making, health status, Iran Contra affair, mental health, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), Reagan, Ronald

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1987-03

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987-03-05--1987-03-09

Universe:   The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' zip codes have been recoded to blanks. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.


Sample:   Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


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