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ABC News Reagan Tax Reform Speech Poll, May 1985 (ICPSR 8567)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


Federal income tax reform is the central topic of this survey. Respondents were asked for their opinions on the following: the amount of tax they pay, difficulties in filling out the tax forms, the importance of simplifying the tax system and/or making it fairer, President Reagan's proposal to simplify the system, and the impact of the reform proposal on the amount of tax the respondent would expect to pay. Demographic characteristics also are included.

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC News Reagan Tax Reform Speech Poll, May 1985. ICPSR08567-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-13. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08567.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08567.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    demographic characteristics, domestic policy, economic conditions, economic indicators, personal finances, political attitudes, social attitudes, social issues, taxes

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1985-05

Date of Collection:   

  • 1985-05

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' phone numbers have been replaced with blanks.


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1988-10-25

Version History:

  • 2006-12-13 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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