Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KC-009-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1840

Subject Area: Election Returns

Bibliographic Citation: Electoral data for counties in the United States: presidential and congressional races, 1840-1972.  [machine-readable data file] / Clubb, Jerome M.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8611

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Codebook is machine-readable only; machine-0readable OSIRIS dictionary; SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: This collection contains county-level returns for elections to the United States presidency and to the United States House of Representatives for the years 1840 to 1972. The variables for the presidential vote include the percentages of ballots cast for major and ''significant'' minor party candidates (with residual votes collapsed into an ''other'' category), total numbers of votes for all candidates in an election, and estimates of voter turnout in the presidential elections. There are similar variables for the congressional vote except that returns are reported for parties and not for candidates. Congressional district numbers are also reported for each county for every election.

SOURCE: (1) ''United States Historical Election Returns, 1788-1978'' (ICPSR 0001), and (2) ''Historical, Demographic, Economic, and Social Data: The United States, 1790-1970'' (ICPSR 0003)

UNIVERSE: Population of voters in presidential and congressional elections, 1840-1972

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: aggregate data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image, with SPSS Control Cards for each

TIME PERIOD: 1840-1972

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

GRANT NUMBER: GS-28913, GS-42717, GS-28911, GS-42730, and GS-42733

SUBJECT TERMS: candidates. congressional elections. county-level. districts. election returns. elections. historical election data. legislative districts. political attitudes and behavior. political parties. presidential elections. states. United States.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Clubb, Jerome M., William H. Flanigan, and Nancy H. Zingale. PARTISAN REALIGNMENT: VOTERS, PARTIES, AND GOVERNMENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY. Beverly Hills, Sage Publications, 1980. Clubb, Jerome M., William H. Flanigan, and Nancy H. Zingale, eds. ANALYZING ELECTORAL HISTORY: A GUIDE TO THE STUDY OF AMERICAN VOTER BEHAVIOR. Beverly Hills, Sage Publications, 1981.

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