Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KB-029-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times general election panel survey, November 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: 9159

Number of Files Received: 1

Comments: This study was re-ordered (by mistake?), received 5-13-94. Lives on 2 tapes, no apparent version/edition change.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook, one duplicate.

Abstract: This survey consists of telephone interviews conducted before and after the 1988 presidential election. Both the pre- and post-election polls asked registered respondents for their opinions of the Democratic and Republican presidential and vice-presidential candidates, negative campaigning, and television commercials. The pre-election poll asked respondents how likely they were to vote in the 1988 presidential election and for whom. Additional topics covered included the national economy, respondents' previous voting behavior, if they cared who won, and who they thought would win the election. In the post-election poll, respondents were asked how they voted in the presidential election and why, and if they voted Democratic or Republican in the election for the United States House of Representatives in their district. The survey also asked questions about reasons for not voting, and opinions of unregistered respondents about the voting process were solicited as well. Other questions sought respondents' opinions on Jesse Jackson, president-elect George Bush and expectations for his administration, the presidential campaign process, and the role of the media. Background information on individuals includes party affiliation, age, marital status, income, religious preference, employment status, education, race, and union membership.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Adults aged 18 and over in the United States.

SAMPLE: Stratified random digit dialing.

NOTE: The data contain blanks and dashes. This file contains a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. Telephone exchanges have been recoded to '999' for reasons of confidentiality. The total number of respondents contacted in the pre-election poll between November 2-4 was 1,977, and 1,627 of these were recontacted for the post-election poll between November 10-15.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: November 2-4 and 10-15, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: November 2-4 and 10-15, 1988

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