Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-009-1-2-United States-ICPSR-1968

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election study, 1968.  [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: 7281

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy, 3 volumes.

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. A Black supplement of 116 respondents is included with the national cross-section of 1,557 respondents. Additional content areas included in this study were assessment of the respondent's faith in local, state, and national governments, voting on propositions on the ballot, the respondent's attempts to influence others to vote, participation in local school board activities and opinions on local education problems, and placement of political figures on a ''feeling thermometer.''

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

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image

SUBJECT TERMS: blacks. business conditions. candidates. civil rights. class identity. congressional elections. domestic affairs. economic mobility. education. election studies. elections. foreign affairs. geographic 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. protests. quality of life. social class structure. social mobility. taxation. trust, personal and political. voting attitudes and behavior.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Converse, Philip E., Warren E. Miller, Jerrold G. Rusk, and Arthur G. Wolfe. ''Continuity and Change in American Politics: Parties and Issues in the 1968 Election.'' AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW 63 (December 1969). Converse, Philip E., and Howard Schuman. ''`Silent Majorities'' and the Vietnam War,'' SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, 222 (June 1970). Robinson, John P. ''Public Reaction to Political Protest: Chicago 1968'' PUBLIC OPINION QUARTERLY, (Spring 1970). Weisberg, Herbert, and Jerrold G. Rusk. ''Dimensions of Candidate Evaluation.'' AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW, 64 (December 1970).

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