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Study Report

Study Number: KB-020-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News general election exit poll, November 1988.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9118

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook, (2 copies)

Abstract: This survey was conducted with voters participating in the November 8, 1988 general election. Voters at polling sites in the 50 United States were asked to fill out questionnaires as they exited the polling places. All respondents were asked for whom they had voted for the offices of president, senator, governor, and United States representative as appropriate to their state. They were also asked to specify the one characteristic and issue that most influenced their vote for president. Age, education, sex, race, income, and political orientation of respondents were recorded. Voters given the long form of the questionnaire were queried on additional topics including the Reagan presidency, items important in making their presidential choice, vote choice in the 1984 presidential election, religious preference, and ancestry.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Voters participating in the November 8, 1988 national election.

SAMPLE: Polling sites were chosen by random selection.

NOTE: The data contain blanks. Two weight variables are included that must be used in any analysis.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: November 8, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: November 8, 1988

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