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ABC News Stockbroker Poll, February 1987 (ICPSR 8858)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


The stock market was the subject of this poll. Respondents were asked if changes in stock market prices affected them personally, if they currently owned or had ever owned any stock, and if they or anyone in their households were enrolled in a pension plan or received payments from a pension plan or social security. Additional questions focused on insider trading and Ivan Boesky. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS STOCKBROKER POLL, FEBRUARY 1987. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-09-17. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08858.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08858.v1

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Scope of Study

Time Period:   

  • 1987-02

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-02-25--1987-02-26

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:

  • 2007-09-17 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.



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