Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KA-002-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1984

Subject Area: Primaries, Conventions and Candidate Evaluations

Bibliographic Citation: Convention delegate study, 1984.  [machine-readable data file] / Miller, Warren E.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8967

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook and a duplicate copy.

Abstract: These data represent a continuation of a data collection effort begun in 1972 to gather information on the careers and political perspectives of the delegates to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Respondents were asked questions regarding their political participation and preferences, their attitudes towards the candidates, and their issue preferences. Additionally, questions concerning respondents' life histories, political goals and expectations, and affiliations with various groups in society were asked. Demographic information was also collected.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Delegates to the 1972, 1976, 1980, and 1984 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

SAMPLE: Census of delegates to the 1984 Democratic and Republican National Conventions and all delegates who responded to Part 1 (1980 Cross Section) of the Convention Delegate Study, 1980 [United States] (ICPSR 8367).

NOTE: This dataset, the 1984 Cross Section, is the first part of a three-part study but may be used independently. Part 2 (Three Wave Panel: 1972, 1980, 1984) and Part 3 (Two Wave Panel: 1980, 1984) will be available in the future. For related data collections, see Convention Delegate Study, 1980 [United States] (ICPSR 8367) and Convention Delegate Study of 1972: Women in Politics (ICPSR 7287).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + OSIRIS dictionary + SPSS Control Cards.

RESTRICTIONS: In order to preserve respondent confidentiality, certain identifying variables will be restricted from general dissemination. Aggregations of this information for statistical purposes which preserve the confidentiality of individual respondents can be obtained from ICPSR in accordance with existing servicing policies.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image, with SPSS Control Cards for each



FUNDING AGENCY: Russell Sage Foundation.

SUBJECT TERMS: conventions, political. delegates. national conventions. political activities. political attitudes and behavior. political elites. political organizations. political participation. political parties. women in politics. Democratic convention. Republican convention. United States.


Miller, Warren E., and M. Kent Jennings. PARTIES IN TRANSITION. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1986. Miller, Warren E.. WITHOUT CONSENT. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1988. Kirkpatrick, Jeane. THE NEW PRESIDENTIAL ELITE. New York: Russell Sage Foundation and The Twentieth Century Fund, 1976.

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