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ABC News Tower Commission Poll, February 1987 (ICPSR 8857)

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In this survey respondents were asked to rate Ronald Reagan's performance as president. Their opinions were sought on whether his age mattered, whether he was honest and doing all that he could to bring out the facts surrounding the Iran affair, whether he was in control of his presidency, and whether Reagan himself participated in an attempt to cover up the facts about the Iran-Contra affair. Other questions dealt with the Tower Commission report on the Iran-Contra matter, including differences between the Commission's findings and Reagan's statements. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS TOWER COMMISSION POLL, FEBRUARY 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-09-18. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08857.v1

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Scope of Study

Time Period:  

  • 1987-02

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987-02-26

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

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


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Version History:

  • 2007-09-18 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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