ABC News "Nightline" Stock Market Poll, November 1987 (ICPSR 8886)

Published: Nov 30, 2006

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ABC News


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This survey focused on the stock market. Respondents were asked if they thought the economy was getting better or worse, whether they thought they would be better off financially one year from now, if they planned to spend more or less money than last year at Christmas, and whether stock market prices affected them personally. Additional questions pertained to the recent sharp drop in stock prices and its impact on the respondent, and the respondent's understanding of a number of terms used to describe the economy and the stock market (e.g., the Down Jones Industrial Average, federal budget and trade deficits, liquidity, "buying on margin," and bear and bull markets). The results of the poll were announced on the ABC television program "Nightline." Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.

ABC News. ABC News “Nightline” Stock Market Poll, November 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-11-30.

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1987-11-04 -- 1987-11-05

Households were selected by random digit dialing.

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

telephone interviews

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2006-11-30 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.


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