ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Current Social and Political Issues, October 1982 (ICPSR 9049)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

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


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This special-topic poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other social and political issues. This data collection contains information relating to the upcoming election, including respondents' party affiliations and voting preferences, their opinions of President Ronald Reagan's performance in office, and their views on the effect of different interest groups, such as environmentalists and the Moral Majority, on the United States. Demographic information about the respondents includes age, sex, race, religion, educational level, marital status, income, and type of residence.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll of Public Opinion on Current Social and Political Issues, October 1982. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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National sample plus persons from 37 selected congressional district samples.

Adults aged 18 years old and older living in households with telephones in the United States.

telephone interviews

survey data



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