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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-043-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1992

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election study: 1993 pilot study.  [machine-readable data file] / Rosenstone, Steven J.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6264

Date Accessioned: 2/24/1994

Number of Files Received: 9

Comments: Data are documented fully by two separate codebooks: 6067 (American National Election Study, 1992: Pre-0and Post-Election Survey), and 6264 (this study). Codebook for 6067 documents variables 3004 through 6315, and codebook for 6264 documents variables 7000 through 7422. Examine all documentation with care!

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 2/24/1994

Documentation: Two volumes hard copy, one printed from files received via ftp, the second received from ICPSR. Also partially documented by codebook for study 6067.

Abstract: This study is part of a time-series collection of national surveys fielded continuously since 1952. The American National 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. This data collection is projected to encompass three waves. The first wave is the 1992 Post Election Survey. In addition to the standard or core content items, respondents were asked their positions on social issues such as altruism, abortion, the death penalty, prayer in the schools, the rights of homosexuals, sexual harassment, women's rights, and feminist consciousness. Other substantive themes included racial and ethnic stereotypes, opinions on school integration and affirmative action, attitudes towards immigrants (particularly Hispanics and Asians), opinions on immigration policy and bilingual education, assessments of United States foreign policy goals, and United States involvement in the Persian Gulf War. The second wave of this panel, the 1993 Pilot Study, was in the field approximately one year after the first wave. It reexamined a number of items from the 1992 study to give as complete a picture as possible of how President Clinton was faring in the eyes of the coalition which had elected him. It also sought to explore in more detail the strength and depth of the Ross Perot phenomenon and, in particular, the reasons behind his continued support. Finally, this second wave of the panel continued the tradition of all pilot studies in seeking to carry out research and development work for the subsequent year's election study. In this regard, this Pilot Study explored the perceived interests of several groups (e.g., wealthy, poor, middle class, Blacks, whites) in areas such as national health insurance, affirmative action, and school choice, attitudes toward homosexuals and about policies affecting homosexuals, and experiments in the survey response form itself.

SOURCE: computer-assisted telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: All United States citizens of voting age on or before November 3, 1992, residing in housing units other than on military reservations in the 48 coterminous states.

SAMPLE: National multistage area probability sample.

NOTE: Users should note that the number of cases in this file, 1,005, represents the total number of cross-section respondents in the 1992 Post-Election Survey. All of these respondents also participated in the pre-election portion of the 1992 Election Study. All variables from both portions appear in AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1992: PRE- AND POST-ELECTION SURVEY [ENHANCED WITH 1990 AND 1991 DATA] (ICPSR 6067). Only 750 of the respondents participated in the 1993 Pilot Study. Those individuals not reinterviewed in 1993 were assigned missing data codes for all 1993 Pilot Study variables. Users should also be advised that the data in this collection are fully described by two separate documents: (1) A machine-readable codebook detailing variables from the ICPSR version of the 1992 Pre-Post Survey (ICPSR 6067). This codebook documents all variables numbered between 3004-6315. The order and location of the variables listed in the machine-readable codebook for ICPSR 6067 differ from those in the data file released with this collection. The correct location of variables in this data file are documented in both the SAS and SPSS Control Card files. The machine-readable codebook for ICPSR 6067 should be used only as a reference tool for question text, code values, value labels, missing data designations, etc. for the 1992 variables. (2) Machine-readable and hardcopy versions of the documentation describing the variables for the 1993 Pilot Study. These variables are numbered between 7000-7422. The machine-readable version comprises five separate files and is available in either ASCII or EBCDIC on tape or in both WordPerfect 5.2 and ASCII formats on diskette and through FTP. Some of the ASCII/EBCDIC documentation files have not been completely cleaned and may require some reformatting to duplicate the hardcopy version.

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

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SPSS and SAS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1992-1993

DATE OF COLLECTION: September 1, 1992-January 13, 1993, and September 23, 1993-November 24, 1993

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.



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