Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KA-007-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Primaries, Conventions and Candidate Evaluations

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

Originating Archive Number: 9069

Date Accessioned: 7/22/1994

Number of Files Received: 1

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 5/28/1994

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This data collection examines attitudes of delegates to the 1988 Republican National Convention on a variety of social and political issues. Major areas of investigation include delegates' views on ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment, raising taxes to deal with the federal budget deficit, using the CIA to undermine hostile foreign governments, reinstitution the military draft, outlawing abortion, government provision of a national health care program, and reducing the military budget. Delegates also were asked where they would place George Bush on a scale running from very liberal to very conservative, whom they favored for the vice presidential nomination, and if they would work enthusiastically for Bush if he won the nomination. Profiles of the delegates include participation in Republican party affairs, elected or appointed public positions currently held, self-placement on a liberal/conservative scale, prior attendance at a national convention, education, age, religion, marital status, labor union membership, employment status, race, sex, income, region of residence, and delegate type.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Delegates to the 1988 Republican National Convention.

SAMPLE: Random sample.

NOTE: The data contain blanks.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

RESTRICTIONS: In order to preserve respondent confidentiality, certain identifying variables will be restricted from general dissemination. Aggregations of this information for statistical purposes that preserve the anonymity of individual respondents can be obtained from ICPSR in accordance with existing servicing policies.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: July 26-August 6, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: July 26-August 6, 1988

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