ABC News/Washington Post Bork Vote Poll, October 1987 (ICPSR 8888)

Published: Jul 3, 2007

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


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The nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court was the subject of this survey. Respondents were asked if they approved of the nomination and why or why not, if they felt Bork was qualified, whether the Senate should consider both Bork's qualifications and political views in deciding upon his nomination, and whether a Senate candidate's opposition to Bork would make any difference to the respondent. Additional questions included whether respondents had received anything in the mail, received telephone calls, or seen advertisements either in support of or in opposition to Bork, and if they felt any groups or individuals had too much influence in the nomination process. Demographic characteristics of respondents are included.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Bork Vote Poll, October 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-07-03.

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1987-10-13 -- 1987-10-14

A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

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


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