Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-014-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1972

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election series: 1972, 1974, 1976.  [machine-readable data file] / Miller, Warren E.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7607

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy, 7 volumes; machine-readable dictionary and codebook.

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. This collection consists of a distinct panel across the three election waves, the cross-section samples associated with each election study, and a vote validation study. The panel component consists of a maximum of five interview points for each respondent (pre- and post-1972 election, post-1974 election, and pre- and post-1976 election). The vote validation data were gathered in the spring-summer of 1977, through interviews with election registration officials and from examination of voting records of the respondents participating in these election studies. Filter variables have been generated to allow for the retrieval of each of the distinct panel and cross-section samples. In addition, all restrictions on variables from the 1972 study have been lifted and all data are available in this release. Because of the complexity of this data series, a guide to the file data contents has been prepared and will be distributed with data requests. The guide serves as a cross-reference list to the comparability of questions across the years. It also indicates which variables have been recoded or added to the data series.

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


SUBJECT TERMS: candidates. congressional elections. election studies. issues. political attitudes and behavior. political efficacy. political history. political interaction. political issues. political participation. political parties. political party preference. United States.


Traugott, Michael W., and Jack P. Katosh. ''Response Validity in Surveys of Voting Behavior.'' PUBLIC OPINION QUARTERLY 43 (Fall 1979), 359-378. Markus, Gregory B., and Philip E. Converse. ''A Dynamic Simultaneous Equation Model of Electoral Choice'' AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW 73 (December 1979), 1055-70. Converse, Philip E., and Gregory B. Markus. ''Plus Ca Change. . .The New CPS Election Study Panel.'' AMERICAN POLITICAL SCIENCE REVIEW 73 (March 1979), 32-49.

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