National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging

ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Aging, March 1982 (ICPSR 8024) RSS

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Summary:

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. In this poll, respondents were asked their opinions on problems of the elderly, including Social Security benefits, Medicare coverage, high energy costs, loneliness, and poor health. Also included were questions concerning Ronald Reagan's presidential performance, the automobile industries in Japan and the United States, and United States foreign relations with Israel and other allies. Demographic information on respondents includes race, sex, age, religion, educational and income levels, marital status, and retirement status.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Citation

ABC News/The Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL OF PUBLIC OPINION ON AGING, MARCH 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/ICPSR08024.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   aging, automobile industry, energy, foreign relations, health status, lonliness, Medicare, older adults, presidency, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), Reagan, Ronald, Social Security

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1982-03

Date of Collection:  

  • 1982-03

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

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.

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  • 2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.

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