ABC News/Washington Post Social Security Poll, May 1981 (ICPSR 8015)
Principal Investigator(s): ABC News; The Washington Post
This special-topic poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of political and social issues. This data collection focuses on the reactions of the elderly to the Reagan administration's proposed changes in Social Security benefits. Respondents' age, race, sex, education, and income level were also recorded.
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ABC News/The Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST SOCIAL SECURITY POLL, MAY 1981. Conducted by Chilton Research Services. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1982. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08015.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08015.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: older adults, political issues, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), Reagan, Ronald, social issues, Social Security
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Data Types: survey data
Sample: An oversample of the elderly was drawn from respondents who had been contacted in earlier studies.
Extent of Processing: ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:
- Standardized missing values.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-05-11
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