ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Health, September 1982 (ICPSR 9048)
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 other political and social issues. Respondents were asked about their overall health and any illnesses they had ever had. They were also asked their views on health-related topics, especially venereal disease and herpes. Respondents were asked about sexually-transmitted diseases and about their own experiences with these diseases (if any). Demographic information about the respondent includes age, sex, race, marital status, employment status, income, educational background, and type of residence.
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ABC News/The Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL OF PUBLIC OPINION ON HEALTH, SEPTEMBER 1982. Conducted by Chilton Research Services. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1983. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09048.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09048.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: attitudes, disease, health, illness, medical history, public opinion, social issues
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Adults aged 18 years old and older living in households with telephones in the United States.
Data Types: survey data
Sample: Households were selected by random digit dialing.
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: 1984-07-17
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