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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-033-10-1-United States-ICPSR-1948

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election studies cumulative data file, 1948-2002.  [machine-readable data file] / Sapiro, Virginia  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8475

Date Accessioned: 7/9/2002

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data and document files are downloadable from ICPSR. 2002 data was added to this study by ICPSR on 12/8/2004.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: machine-readable documentation (PDF), SAS data definition statements and SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: This collection pools common variables from each of the biennial National Election Studies conducted since 1948. The election studies are designed to present data on Americans' social backgrounds, enduring political predispositions, social and political values, perceptions and evaluations of groups and candidates, opinions on questions of public policy, and participation in political life. The data provided in this cumulative file include a series of demographic variables and measures of social structure, partisanship, candidate evaluation, retrospective and incumbent presidential evaluation, public opinion, ideological support for the political system, mass media usage, and equalitarianism and post-materialism. Additional items provide measures of political activity, participation, and involvement, and voting behavior and registration (including results of vote validation efforts).

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