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ABC News Reagan Speech Poll, March 1987 (ICPSR 8856)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


This survey was conducted following Ronald Reagan's speech of March 4, 1987. Respondents were asked if they had heard the speech, and if so, whether it made them feel more confident of Reagan's ability to lead the nation, whether it answered most of the questions concerning Reagan's role in the Iran affair, and whether it was an apology to the American people for the way Reagan handled the Iran affair. Other questions probed for respondents' views on the impact of Reagan's health and memory on his ability to carry out his full responsibilities, and his handling of and involvement in the Iran-contra affair in general. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS REAGAN SPEECH POLL, MARCH 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-13. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08856.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08856.v1

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Scope of Study

Time Period:   

  • 1987-03

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-03-04

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

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Households were selected by random digit dialing.

Data Source:

telephone interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1989-01-10

Version History:

  • 2006-12-13 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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