Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-002-1-2-United States-ICPSR-1956

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election study, 1956.  [machine-readable data file] / University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7214

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook, Osiris dictionary file.

Abstract: This study is part of a time-series collection of national surveys fielded continuously since 1952. 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.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.


SUBJECT TERMS: candidates. citizen rights. class identity. congressional elections. domestic affairs. economic mobility. election studies. elections. foreign affairs. geographical mobility. group political orientation. issues. mass media. membership. minority affairs. political attitudes and behavior. political efficacy. political history. political interaction. political issues. political participation. political party preference. presidential elections. quality of life. social class structure. social mobility. taxation. trust, personal and political. voting attitudes and behavior. Eisenhower administration.


Campbell, Angus, Philip E. Converse, Warren E. Miller, and Donale E. Stokes. The American Voter. New York: Wiley, 1960. (Reprinted 1976. Chicago: University of Chicago Press). Stokes, Donald E., Angus Campbell, and Warren E. Miller. ''Components of Electoral Decision,'' American Political Science Review, 52 (June 1958).

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