ABC News/Washington Post poll, March 1988 [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).


Restrictions note
Use of these data is restricted to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff for non-commercial statistical analysis and research purposes only.
Summary note
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 the federal income tax system, Reagan's handling of the situation in Panama and Nicaragua, aid to the contras, and United States troops being sent to Honduras. In addition, respondents were asked if they thought various presidential candidates were qualified to be president, which party had the best chance of winning the presidency in November, which candidate among several possible tickets the respondent would vote for if the election were held that day, candidates the respondent would not vote for under any circumstances, and George Bush's role in the Iran-Contra affair. Background information on respondents includes political alignment, vote choice in 1984, sex, education, age, religion, labor union membership, race, income, and state/region of residence.
  • Codebook available in print and electronic format.
  • Title from title screen (viewed on September 28, 2009).
Type of data
Extent of collection: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (PDF).
Time and place of event
  • Date of collection: 1988-03-16--1988-03-21.
  • Time period: 1988-03-16--1988-03-21.
Geographic coverage
Geographic coverage: United States.
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Methodology note
  • Data source: telephone interviews.
  • Sample: random digit dialing.
  • Universe: adults aged 18 and over living in households with telephones in the 48 contiguous United States.
Cite as
ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL, MARCH 1988 [Computer file]. Radnor, PA: Chilton Research Services [producer], 1988. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-02-28.
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