ABC News/Washington Post poll, March 1985 [electronic resource].

Data file
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008.
Extent of collection: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF).


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Summary note
In this survey respondents were asked a series of questions related to Reagan's performance as president, the nation's economy and the budget deficit, the MX missile, United States involvement in Central America and Nicaragua, arms control, and leaders of the Democratic party. Additional questions focused on the United States' military involvement in Vietnam and its impact on the trust placed in leaders in Washington both then and now. Demographic characteristics of respondents also are included.
  • Codebook available in print and electronic format.
  • Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 1, 2004).
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  • "September 1988"--T.p. of accompanying codebook.
Type of data
Extent of collection: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF).
Time and place of event
  • Date(s) of collection: March 1985.
  • Time period: March 1985.
Geographic coverage
Geographic coverage: United States.
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Data format: card image.
Methodology note
  • Data source: telephone interviews.
  • Sample: households were selected by random digit dialing.
  • Universe: the population of the United States, excluding Alaska and Hawaii, aged 18 and over.
Cite as
ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, MARCH 1985 [Computer file]. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-08.
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