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Study Report

Study Number: KB-033-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times Virginia gubernatorial election exit poll, November 1989.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9494

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection consists of responses to a survey of voters in the Virginia gubernatorial election. Respondents were asked which gubernatorial candidate they voted for, how much they liked that candidate, when they decided on that candidate, which issues and factors most affected their vote, if TV ads influenced their vote, if race was a factor in voting, if campaign activities of various governmental leaders and groups affected their vote, and if they approved or disapproved of Gerald Baliles' governorship. Voters also categorized the candidates as liberal/moderate/conservative, evaluated campaign performance, and identified those candidates most responsible for negative campaigning. Additional items include respondents' views on abortion and how respondents voted in the 1988 presidential election, in the 1985 gubernatorial election, and in the 1989 elections for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Demographic information includes sex, race, age, ethnicity, religion, party affiliation, political orientation, education, family income, and childhood residence.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Voters participating in the November 7, 1989 Virginia gubernatorial election.

SAMPLE: The election surveys were conducted at polling places among a sample of voters immediately after they cast their votes. The precincts are a random subsample of those used by CBS News for estimating election outcome. Sample precincts were selected with probability proportionate to the total vote cast in a recent past election. The sampling frame consisted of all precincts in New York City. Within precincts, respondents were selected on a systematic random basis.

NOTE: The data contain a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: November 7, 1989

DATE OF COLLECTION: November 7, 1989

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