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Study Report

Study Number: KB-033-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1989

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times New Jersey 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: 9492

Date Accessioned: 5/13/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 4/1/1994

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection consists of responses to a survey of voters in the New Jersey 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, which candidate's policies would be most like Tom Kean's, and if they approved or disapproved of Tom Kean's 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 how respondents voted in the state assembly election, how assembly candidate abortion views influenced voter decisions, how voters viewed abortion, and factors most likely to bring down auto insurance premiums. Demographic information includes sex, race, age, ethnicity, religion, party affiliation, political orientation, education, union membership, family income, parental status, Atlantic City gambling involvement, and knowledge of someone with AIDS.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Voters participating in the November 7, 1989 New Jersey 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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