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ABC News Reagan Speech Poll, December 1987 (ICPSR 8924)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


The summit meeting negotiations between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev were the subject of this survey. Respondents' opinions were sought on the United States-Soviet Union arms agreement, Reagan's handling of the summit, the degree to which Gorbachev can be trusted, and the overall state of relations between the two countries. Those respondents who had seen or heard any of Reagan's broadcast speech of December 10, 1987 also were asked if the speech made them more confident of Reagan's ability to negotiate with the Soviets. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS REAGAN SPEECH POLL, DECEMBER 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08924.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08924.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    arms control, arms control agreements, foreign policy, foreign relations, Gorbachev, Mikhail, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan, Ronald

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1987-12

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-12-10

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

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-01-10

Version History:

  • 2006-12-12 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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