ABC News/Washington Post Poll, January 1988 (ICPSR 9061)

Published: Dec 12, 2006

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


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This data collection is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that evaluates the Reagan presidency and solicits opinions on a variety of political and social issues. Topics covered include trust in the government and the two major political parties, the environment, the nation's health, public education, crime, the quality of life, world peace, and the economy. In addition, opinions were solicited regarding the respondent's favorable or unfavorable impression of various public figures, the respondent's choice for presidential candidate, the debates that had taken place among the various presidential candidates, the most important issue in choosing a candidate, and which party's candidate would do a better job in dealing with problems such as reducing the trade deficit, unemployment, holding down taxes, and providing leadership. Respondents also were asked a detailed series of questions comparing the Republican candidates George Bush and Robert Dole. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, 1984 presidential vote choice, education, age, religion, marital status, household composition, labor union membership, employment status, race, income, and state/region of residence.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll, January 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-12-12.

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1988-01-17 -- 1988-01-23

1988-01-17 -- 1988-01-23

The data contain blanks. A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.

Random digit dialing.

Adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.

telephone interviews

survey data



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