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Study Report

Study Number: KB-008-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1980

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: Media predictions and voter turnout in the United States, election day, 1980.  [machine-readable data file] / Jackson, John E.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9001

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy and machine-readable codebooks and dictionary.

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether election night reporting of presidential election results affected voter turnout in the 1980 United States election. The study gathered information on what time of day respondents voted, whether they had heard early reports of election results, and when they heard such reports. The dataset also includes variables used to assess likelihood of voting--education, region, partisan strength and feelings of citizen duty--as well as vote validation variables indicating the respondent's registration status and whether he or she voted. This study makes use of a part of the American National Election Study 1980 sample. A brief telephone interview was conducted in January 1981, with those members of the 1980 American National Election Study Minor Panel sample (C1-C4) and of the Traditional Time Series sample (C3-C3po) who agreed to be re-interviewed and could be reached by telephone. The variables used to assess likelihood of voting and the vote validation variables were drawn from the American National Election Study 1980 Integrated File. The current dataset can be merged with the entire Integrated File to permit analysis using the full data gathered for these respondents. Merge instructions are included in the documentation. This dataset is available in card-image and OSIRIS formats. There are 76 variables for 1,800 respondents.

SUBJECT TERMS: citizenship. education. elections. media. newspapers. party identification. political attitudes and behavior. political party preferences. predictions. presidential elections. voter registration. voter validation data. voting attitudes and behavior. voting records. United States.

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