ABC News Drug Abuse Poll, 1986 (ICPSR 8636)

Published: Jul 3, 2007

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ABC News


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This survey focuses on the respondents' perceptions of and experiences with drug abuse. Respondents were asked about drug abuse in their communities and at work, and whether or not they themselves have had a drug problem. They were also asked their opinions on using the military to stop drug importation, mandatory drug testing, and how serious the drug problem is. Respondents' specific experiences with many different drugs were recorded. Demographic characteristics were also included.

ABC News. ABC News Drug Abuse Poll, 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-07-03.

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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

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2007-07-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.


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