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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-040-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1990

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election study, 1990-1991: panel study of the political consequences of war/1991 pilot study.  [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: 9673

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy, 2 volumes; 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. The panel portion of this collection focuses on the consequences of war, with the first wave consisting of the 1990 Post-Election Survey conducted prior to the outbreak of hostilities in the Persian Gulf. The respondents were reinterviewed several months after hostilities ended, and in this wave the survey content consisted of a repeat of a subset of questions from the Post-Election Survey, and additional items especially relevant to the Gulf War conflict. In addition, a full-fledged pilot study, designed to explore new areas of interest and develop new instrumentation, is embedded in this collection. Among the topics covered in the Pilot portion of the survey are ethnic politics, gender, Social Security, Medicaid/medical care for the elderly, social altruism, and political knowledge. A number of contextual variables also are provided, including summary variables that combine the respondent's recall of his or her senator's and representative's vote on the use of force with that congressperson's actual vote, and 1980 county-level census data on race.

SOURCE: personal interviews, and telephone reinterviews

UNIVERSE: Respondents to AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1990: POST-ELECTION SURVEY (ICPSR 9548), the universe for which consisted of 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: A national multistage area probability sample was employed for the 1990 Post-Election Survey. For the Panel, 615 respondents were not reinterviewed either due to panel mortality (e.g., they had moved or died), or were effectively nonsample for telephone reinterview because they were extremely hard of hearing, could not be reached by telephone, or needed to be interviewed in a language other than English.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + OSIRIS dictionary.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1990-1991

DATE OF COLLECTION: November 6, 1990-January 26, 1991, and June 4-July 31, 1991

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

GRANT NUMBER: SOC77-08885 AND SOC77-8341310

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: NONNUM/ MDATA/ CONCHK.PR/ UNDOCCHK.PR

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