ABC News/Washington Post Poll, July 1985 (ICPSR 8586)

Published: Jan 9, 2007

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


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Ronald Reagan's performance as President, his health, and his age were a central focus of this survey. Respondents also were questioned regarding the nation's economy, their personal financial situations and expectations, their impressions of a number of public figures, the federal budget deficit, government spending policies, education, "Star Wars," cancer, American and Soviet spying, and major league baseball. Demographic characteristics of respondents also were recorded.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll, July 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-01-09.

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For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' zip codes and phone numbers have been recoded to blanks. A weight variable is included in the data and must be used in any analysis.

Households were selected by random digit dialing.

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

telephone interviews

survey data



2007-01-09 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.


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