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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-010-1-2-United States-ICPSR-1970

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election study, 1970.  [machine-readable data file] / University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7298

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy, 2 volumes; Osiris dictionary file.

Abstract: This study is part of a time-series collection of national surveys fielded continuously since 1952. The 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. A Black supplement of 114 respondents is included with the national cross-section of 1,580 respondents. In addition to the usual content, this study included items related to issues of college unrest, government help to minority groups, government action against inflation, and pollution from private industry. The Black respondents were questioned about the formation of a Black political party. This is the first of the national election studies to include respondents 18 to 20 years old and eligible to vote at the time of the interview.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.


SUBJECT TERMS: blacks. campus unrest. candidates. citizen rights. civil rights. class identity. congressional elections. domestic affairs. economic mobility. election studies. elections. environment. foreign affairs. geographic mobility. group political orientation. inflation. issues. leadership. membership. minority affairs. political attitudes and behavior. political efficacy. political history. political interaction. political issues. political participation. political party preference. presidential elections. protests. quality of life. social class structure. social mobility. trust, personal and political. voting attitudes and behavior.


Miller, Arthur H. ''Political Issues and Trust in Government, 1964-1970.'' AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW 68 (September 1974), 942-960. Miller, Warren E., and Teresa E. Levitin. LEADERSHIP AND CHANGE: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS FROM 1952-1976. 2nd ed. Cambridge, MA: Winthrop, 1977.

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