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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-034-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election study, 1988: the presidential nomination process.  [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: 9093

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook. OSIRIS Dictionary.

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 study of the presidential nomination process in the United States focuses on the Super Tuesday primary elections held in 16 states on March 8, 1988. The pre-election wave for this data collection was in the field between January 17 and March 8, 1988. Questions include candidate recognition and evaluations, feeling thermometers and traits, assessment of each candidate's chances of winning his/her party's nomination and the November general election, attitudes on public issues, vote intention and choice, and respondent's age, race, education, occupation, labor union membership, income, and religious affiliation. Immediately following Super Tuesday, brief reinterviews were conducted that contained recognition and feeling thermometers on all candidates and traits of selected candidates. A full range of voting questions also was asked including: whether the respondent voted, in which primary and for whom, who the respondent preferred to see each party nominate for president, and who the respondent most wanted to see elected as president.

SOURCE: telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Telephone households in the 16 states that held presidential primary elections on March 8, 1988.

SAMPLE: Two-stage random digit dialing.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + OSIRIS dictionary.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: January-March 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: January-March 1988

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

GRANT NUMBER: SES-8341310

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