Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KB-028-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News primary election exit polls, February-June, 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: 8994

Comments: DPLS staff can download the data file from ICPSR.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook and one duplicate copy.

Abstract: This data collection consists of 16 surveys conducted in states that held primary elections between February and June, 1988. Voters were asked to fill out questionnaires as they exited the polling places. Respondents were asked if they voted in the Democratic or Republican primary (Parts 1-3, 6-7), for whom they voted, if there were any candidates they definitely would not vote for (Parts 1-4), their vote choice among the various Democratic candidates facing George Bush (Parts 6-16), and factors that influenced their vote. In Parts 10-16, voters also were queried regarding the vice-presidential nominee selection process, their choice of a running mate for Michael Dukakis, and their opinions on the views of Dukakis and Jackson. Additional information supplied for all respondents includes their views on the Reagan presidency, their 1984 presidential vote choice, age, education, race, sex, income, religious preference, ancestry, and political orientation.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Voters participating in primary elections held in 16 states between February and June, 1988. Part 4 polled Republican primary voters only. Parts 8-16 polled voters in Democratic primaries only.

SAMPLE: Polling places were chosen by random selection.

NOTE: The data contain blanks and dashes (-).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 16 data files.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: February 16-June 7, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: February 16-June 7, 1988

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