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ABC News/Washington Post Summit Poll, October 1986 (ICPSR 8642)

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


This survey was conducted after the summit meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev in Iceland. Respondents were asked to evaluate Reagan's handling of the summit meeting, arms control, and relations with the Soviet Union. They were also asked their opinion of Gorbachev and whether or not the summit would affect which party they would vote for in the upcoming congressional election. In addition, political affiliation, race, and sex were recorded.

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Study Description


ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Summit Poll, October 1986. ICPSR08642-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-09. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08642.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08642.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    armaments, armed forces, arms control, congressional elections, demographic characteristics, detente, diplomacy, disarmament, domestic policy, elections, foreign affairs, Gorbachev, Mikhail, leadership, party identification, political attitudes, presidential performance, Reagan, Ronald, terrorism, treaties, weapons systems

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1987-10-14

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-10-14

Universe:    The population of the United States aged 18 and over.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain blanks.


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1988-01-06

Version History:

  • 2008-10-09 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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