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Study Report

Study Number: KA-004-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Primaries, Conventions and Candidate Evaluations

Bibliographic Citation: New York Times Democratic Convention delegate study, 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: 9217

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: One volume hard copy codebook and one duplicate copy.

Abstract: Conducted shortly before the National Democratic 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, the role of Jesse Jackson, candidate Dukakis's choice of running mate, the death penalty, and United States/Soviet relations. Profiles of the delegates include their participation in Democratic 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 Democratic National Convention.

SAMPLE: Random sample of all delegates within two strata: super delegates and regular delegates.

NOTE: A weight variable is included that must be used in any analysis.


DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: June 20-July 12, 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: June 20-July 12, 1988


Rosenthal, Andrew. ''Jackson Runs 1st For the No. 2 Spot.'' THE NEW YORK TIMES (July 16, 1988). Rosenthal, Andrew. ''Poll Finds Atlanta Delegates More Liberal Than the Public.'' THE NEW YORK TIMES (July 17, 1988).

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