ABC News/Washington Post poll, May 1986 [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
This survey examines a variety of political and social issues. Respondents were asked to rate Reagan's performance as president, to evaluate the state of the economy, and to state their positions on nuclear power and current tax reform legislation. They were also asked about their impressions of possible candidates for president and who they might vote for in an election between George Bush and several of the Democratic candidates. Respondents' opinions were elicited on several other topics including legalizing marijuana, corporate mergers, the Soviet Union, unmarried men and women living together, and whether or not blacks have achieved equal opportunity. In addition, respondents were asked about their favorite type of music. Demographic characteristics were also recorded.
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  • Title from title screen (viewed on September 22, 2009).
Type of data
Extent of collection: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF).
Time and place of event
  • Date of collection: 1986-05.
  • Time period: 1986-05.
Geographic coverage
Geographic coverage: United States.
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Methodology note
  • Data source: telephone interviews.
  • Sample: households were selected by random digit dialing.
  • Universe: the population of the United States aged 18 and over.
Cite as
ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, MAY 1986 [Computer file]. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-04-09.
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