ABC News Poll on Nicaragua, March 1986 (ICPSR 8577)

Published: May 7, 2007

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This survey was conducted after President Reagan's speech of March 16, 1986. In his speech Reagan requested that Congress approve increased military aid to the Nicaraguan rebels (the contras). Respondents were asked if they had heard the speech, whether or not they approve of aid to the rebels, whether or not they approve of Reagan's handling of the situation in Nicaragua, and if they consider the situation in Nicaragua to be a threat to the security of the United States.

ABC News. ABC News Poll on Nicaragua, March 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-05-07.

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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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