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ABC News/Washington Post Bork Vote Poll, October 1987 (ICPSR 8888)
Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post
The nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court was the subject of this survey. Respondents were asked if they approved of the nomination and why or why not, if they felt Bork was qualified, whether the Senate should consider both Bork's qualifications and political views in deciding upon his nomination, and whether a Senate candidate's opposition to Bork would make any difference to the respondent. Additional questions included whether respondents had received anything in the mail, received telephone calls, or seen advertisements either in support of or in opposition to Bork, and if they felt any groups or individuals had too much influence in the nomination process. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.
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ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST BORK VOTE POLL, OCTOBER 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-07-03. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08888.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08888.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, Bork, Robert, judge selection, media coverage, political ideologies, public opinion, social issues, Supreme Court nominations, United States Supreme Court
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.
Sample: Households were selected by random digit dialing.
Original ICPSR Release: 1989-01-10
- 2007-07-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
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