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Study Report

Study Number: KB-040-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times primary election exit polls, 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: 9140

Date Accessioned: 5/6/1994

Number of Files Received: 15

Comments: Data is also FTP-able from ICPSR.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 4/1/1994

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook (2 copies)

Abstract: For this data collection voters in Democratic and Republican primaries (Parts 9-14, Democratic only) were surveyed as they left their polling places. Respondents were asked which presidential candidate they voted for, the issues and qualities of the candidates that most affected their vote, when they decided the candidate they would vote for, and if someone from their candidate's organization had solicited their vote. Additional items varied by state questionnaire and included respondents' prior participation in primaries, presidential vote choice in 1984, opinions of various candidates and possible party tickets, and approval/disapproval of the Reagan presidency. Demographic information collected includes sex, race, age, religion, education, political party identification, and family income.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: United States voters in 11 states participating in primary elections between February and June, 1988.

SAMPLE: The sampling frame consisted of all precincts in a state, stratified by party vote and geography. Within precincts, respondents were selected on a systematic random basis.

NOTE: Each part of this study has a weight variable that must be used in any analysis. The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 15 data files.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: February-June 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: February-June 1988

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