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ABC News Economy Poll, October 1987 (ICPSR 8887)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


The nation's economy was the topic of this poll. Respondents were asked if they thought the economy was getting better or worse, whether they thought they would be better off financially one year from now, if they planned to spend more or less money than last year at Christmas, and whether stock market prices affected them personally. Additional questions related to the impact and causes of the recent fall in stock prices, the federal budget deficit, and the ways in which the Congress and Ronald Reagan were and should be working to reduce it. Demographic data on respondents are included.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS ECONOMY POLL, OCTOBER 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-05. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08887.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08887.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, consumer attitudes, consumer expectations, consumer expenditures, economic conditions, federal budget deficit, national economy, public opinion, purchasing, stock prices

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1987-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-10-26

Universe:    The population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-01-10

Version History:

  • 2006-12-05 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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