ABC News/Washington Post Poll, April 1986 (ICPSR 8580)

Published: Jul 9, 2007

Principal Investigator(s):
ABC News; The Washington Post


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This survey covers a variety of political and social issues. Respondents were asked to rate Reagan's performance as president, to comment on United States policy and actions in the Middle East including the air strike against Libya, to evaluate the state of the nation's economy, and to assess the reliability of our allies. They were also questioned about the effect of falling oil prices on the nation's economy and about their own personal financial situations. Other topics included legalization of marijuana, successes of the civil rights movement, which political party the respondent supports, and the likelihood that the respondent will vote in the next election. Demographic characteristics were also recorded.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll, April 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-07-09.

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The data contain blanks. Included in the data is a weight variable which must be used in all analysis.

Households were selected by random digit dialing.

The population of the United States aged 18 and over.

telephone interviews

survey data



2007-07-09 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.


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