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ABC News Iran Poll, November 1986 (ICPSR 8643)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This survey was conducted on the evening of November 13, 1986, after President Reagan's press conference. Reagan spoke about United States arms shipments to Iran. Respondents were asked about their knowledge of the situation and their evaluation of Reagan's policy towards Iran. They were asked if they watched the press conference and if so, their opinion of what Reagan said was illicited. Political affiliation and sex were also recorded.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS IRAN POLL, NOVEMBER 1986. ICPSR08643-v1. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-11-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08643.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08643.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    armaments, arms sales, foreign policy, government investigations, Iran-Contra affair, leadership, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), Reagan, Ronald

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1986-11-13

Date of Collection:   

  • 1986-11-13

Universe:    The population of the United States aged 18 and over.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks.


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1988-01-06

Version History:

  • 2006-11-14 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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