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ABC News/Washington Post Poll, December 1987 (ICPSR 8925)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post


This study 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 the fall in stock prices, the Democratic and Republican candidates for president, Gary Hart's decision to re-enter the race, the economy and its impact on major purchases and other spending by the respondent, and the respondent's optimism regarding the economy and quality of life as compared to one year ago. Demographic characteristics 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, 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/ICPSR08925.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08925.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    candidates, consumer behavior, economic conditions, Hart, Gary, national economy, political issues, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, quality of life, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), Reagan, Ronald, social issues, stock prices

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1987-12

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-12-14--1987-12-17

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' zip codes have been recoded to blanks. The data include a weight variable that must be used in any analysis.


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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