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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-037-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election study: 1989 pilot study.  [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: 9295

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy. (1/98 ICPSR second release codebook replaced the previous release codebook.)

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. The 1989 Pilot Study, like its predecessors, provides an opportunity to refine existing National Election Study measures and to develop and test new instrumentation. These data include new measures of religious identity and the political salience of religion, media exposure and the type of information recalled, and individualism represented by predispositions to autonomy, self-reliance, laissez-faire, and limited government. A significant portion of the study is devoted to experiments contrasting different instrumentation for issue questions. New items on gun control, abortion, and the Alaska oil spill also are included.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Respondents to the 1988 Pre/Post-Election Survey who completed both the pre- and post-election interview and provided their telephone numbers.

SAMPLE: A dual sampling procedure combining an equal probability sample with an oversample disproportionately allocated across five strata defined by the Political Information Index was used.

NOTE: The 1989 Pilot Study is a reinterview of a subset of respondents to the 1988 election study, and data from the 1988 election study for those respondents are included here. Documentation for these 1988 data are not provided with the Pilot Study, however, but can be found in the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1988: PRE- AND POST-ELECTION SURVEY (CPS EARLY RELEASE VERSION) documentation (ICPSR 9196). Users needing a copy of the 1988 early release documentation should so inform Member Services when ordering.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + OSIRIS dictionary.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: July-October 1989

DATE OF COLLECTION: July-October 1989

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

GRANT NUMBER: SES-8341310 and SES-8808361

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