Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KA-005-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Primaries, Conventions and Candidate Evaluations

Bibliographic Citation: New York Times Republican Convention delegate survey, 1988.  [machine-readable data file] / New York Times  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9218

Comments: Received duplicate copy of dataset (not documentation) 7/94.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook plus machine-readable codebook file.

Abstract: Conducted shortly before the Republican National Convention of 1988, this survey examines attitudes of the delegates to the convention on a variety of national issues. Major areas of investigation include delegates' views on federal spending issues, taxes, government attention to various social groups and government responsibilities, abortion, the death penalty, United States/Soviet relations, George Bush's involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, changes Bush might make in Ronald Reagan's policies, how best to combat the flow of illegal drugs, and Bush's choice of running mate. Profiles of the delegates include their participation in Republican party affairs, elective offices they have held or currently hold, 1984 presidential preference, household financial situation, age, religion, labor union membership, marital status, occupation, education, race, and income.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: All delegates to the 1988 Republican National Convention.

SAMPLE: Random sample.

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

DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: July 22-August 4, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: July 22-August 4, 1988


Berke, Richard L. ''Poll Finds Dole and Kemp Favored for No. 2 Post.'' THE NEW YORK TIMES (August 3, 1988). Oreskes, Michael. ''Convention, a Conservative Gathering.'' THE NEW YORK TIMES (August 14, 1988).

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