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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-038-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election study, 1990: post election survey.  [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: 9548

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook; machine-readable 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. For this collection, two forms of the survey instrument were used, with about 75 percent of the content being the same on both forms. Survey questions included the now standard National Election Studies battery of questions, along with items on presidential performance and the Persian Gulf conflict. Additionally, Form A contained questions relating to values and individualism, while Form B had content relating to foreign relations. The file also contains post-election vote validation and election administration survey data. The Field Administration File (Part 22) is a specialized hierarchical file designed to study survey nonresponse. Information is provided concerning sampling data, disposition of the case, control record variables, and information about the interviewer for the 2,000 completed interviews, plus nonsample and noninterview cases. Each of these records is associated with one or more call records that provide data for the date, day of the week, time of the call and its disposition, and the nature of the contact for those calls that resulted in contact with someone in the sample household.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: All United States citizens of voting age on or before November 6, 1990, residing in housing units other than on military reservations in the 48 coterminous states.

SAMPLE: National multistage area probability sample.

NOTE: The EXTENT OF PROCESSING field applies to Part 1 of this collection only. For Part 22, the following descriptors apply: CONCHK.PR/ MDATA/ UNDOCCHK.PR.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 2 data files + machine-readable documentation (text) + OSIRIS dictionaries + SPSS data definition statements + SAS data definition statements + data collection instrument.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image with SPSS and SAS data definition statements for each (Part 1), OSIRIS (Part 22)

TIME PERIOD: November 6, 1990-January 26, 1991

DATE OF COLLECTION: November 6, 1990-January 26, 1991, July 1991

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

GRANT NUMBER: SES-8808361

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ BLANKS/ CONCHK.ICPSR/ MDATA/ FREQ.ICPSR/ UNDOCCHK.ICPSR/ RECODE

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