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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-028-3-1-United States-ICPSR-1956

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: Content codings of level of political conceptualization, 1956-1988 [United States].  [machine-readable data file] / Hagner, Paul R.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8151

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection provides codings of the level of conceptualization for respondents in each of the presidential election year American National Election Studies from 1956 through 1988. These codes are based upon respondent evaluations of the two major political parties and their presidential candidates. The codes were obtained directly from readings of interview protocols for the open-ended questions on parties and candidates rather than from the precoded response categories. Each part consists of two variables, a case identification number and the level of conceptualization code. In addition, the 1984 data (Part 8) contain a third variable indicating the spontaneous mention of Geraldine Ferraro at any point in the likes/dislikes sequence.

SOURCE: open-end transcriptions of personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Respondents to the American National Election Study Pre- and Post-Election Surveys from 1956 through 1988.

SAMPLE: National multi-stage area probability sample.

NOTE: These data are most useful when merged with the main election study files (ICPSR numbers 7214, 7216, 7235, 7281, 7010, 7381, 7763, 8298, and 9196).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 9 data files + machine readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: 1956-1988


SUBJECT TERMS: candidates. conservatism. group political orientation. ideology. liberalism. political issues. political parties. political party evaluation. political party preference. political socialization. United States.


Hagner, Paul R., and John C. Pierce. ''Correlative Characteristics of Conceptualization.'' JOURNAL OF POLITICS 44 (1982), 779-807. Hagner, Paul R., and John C. Pierce. ''Conceptualization and Party Identification.'' AMERICAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS 26 (1982), 377-387. Knight, Kathleen. ''The Dimensionality of Partisan and Ideological Affect.'' AMERICAN POLITICS QUARTERLY 12 (1984), 305-334. Knight, Kathleen. ''Ideology in the 1980 Election: Sophistication Does Matter.'' JOURNAL OF POLITICS 47 (1985), 828-853.

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