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WLS-TV/ABC News Chicago Mayoral Election Exit Poll, April 1987 (ICPSR 8851)

Principal Investigator(s): WLS-TV; ABC News


WLS-TV and ABC News cooperated in surveying Chicago voters as they left the polls on election day, April 7, 1987. Voters were asked for whom they had voted for mayor and why and to rate the candidates and their performance during the campaign. Other questions focused on issues important to Chicago's future, race relations, street crime, and the Chicago school board. Demographic characteristics and political orientation also are included.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


WLS-TV/ABC News. WLS-TV/ABC NEWS CHICAGO MAYORAL ELECTION EXIT POLL, APRIL 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    campaign issues, crime, elections, mayoral candidates, public opinion, race relations, school boards, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Chicago, Illinois, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1987-04-07

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-04-07

Universe:    Voters in the April 7, 1987 Chicago mayoral election.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks and dashes (-).


Sample:    Polling places were chosen by random selection.

Data Source:

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Original ICPSR Release:   1989-03-03


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