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ABC News/Washington Post Bork Vote Poll, October 1987 (ICPSR 8888) RSS

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Summary:

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.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Citation

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

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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

Time Period:  

  • 1987-10

Date of Collection:  

  • 1987-10-13--1987-10-14

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.

Methodology

Sample:   Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews

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  • 2007-07-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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