ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986 (ICPSR 8572)

Published: Sep 20, 2007

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This survey was conducted after President Reagan's 1986 State of the Union address. Respondents were asked to rate Reagan's performance as president, to identify the country's major problems and to describe the state of the economy. They were also asked their opinion of: the likelihood of a war involving the United States in the near future, the likelihood of a terrorist attack against the United States, whether they favor cutting spending or raising taxes (or both) to reduce the federal budget deficit, and whether they favor tax reform measures that reduce tax rates but eliminate many of the current tax deductions. Political affiliation and sex were also recorded.

ABC News. ABC News State of the Union Poll, January 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-09-20.

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Households were selected by random digit dialing.

The population of the United States aged 18 and over.

telephone interviews

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