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Study Report

Study Number: KB-027-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

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

Originating Archive Number: 9137

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook (2 copies).

Abstract: This survey is part of an ongoing data collection effort by CBS News and The New York Times. Interviews were conducted with voters as they left the polls on election day, November 8, 1988. Respondents were asked about their vote choices in the presidential, senate, and gubernatorial races, the issues and factors that most influenced those votes, and whether they felt George Bush and Michael Dukakis spent more time explaining their stands on the issues or attacking each other. Other items included respondents' opinions on the condition of the United States economy, their presidential vote choice in 1984, when they made their presidential choice in the current election, and the strength of that choice. Demographic information collected includes sex, race, age, employment status, religion, education, political party identification, and family income.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: United States voters participating in the November 8, 1988 national election.

SAMPLE: The sampling frame consisted of all precincts in a state, stratified by party vote and geography. Within precincts, respondents were selected on a systematic random basis.

NOTE: Each part of this study has a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: November 8, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: November 8, 1988

SUBJECT TERMS: candidates. economic attitudes and behavior. economic conditions. election studies. elections. gubernatorial elections. issues. national business situation. political attitudes and behavior. political issues. political parties. political party preference. presidential performance. senatorial elections. voting attitudes and behavior. Reagan, Ronald. United States. United States senators.

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