ABC News/Washington Post Poll, September 1985 (ICPSR 8589)

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In this survey respondents were asked a series of questions related to Reagan's performance as president, his relationship with Congress, South Africa, apartheid, and the trade deficit. Respondents' attitudes toward various health problems in the United States were also examined, with questions focusing on AIDS, cigarette smoking, and osteoporosis. Demographic characteristics also were recorded.

ABC News, and The Washington Post. ABC News/Washington Post Poll, September 1985. [distributor], 2008-08-21.

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  1. (1) For reasons of confidentiality, respondents' zip codes and phone numbers have been recoded to blanks. A weight variable is included in the data and 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



2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, SEPTEMBER 1985. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1988., 2008-08-21.

2008-08-21 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.