Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KB-015-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1982

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: ABC News/Washington Post election exit polls, 1982.  [machine-readable data file] / ABC News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8120

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Codebook in microfiche drawer.

Abstract: These data were collected at polling places on Election Day, 1982, and selected respondents completed a self-administered questionnaire. Demographic information about the respondent is included in addition to statistics on voting behavior. The data file has 46 variables for each of the 24,438 records but can be broken into fifteen parts: 13 states in which enough locations were chosen to provide valid state samples (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin), other locations throughout the U.S., and a sample of locations in Illinois Congressional District 18. With the exception of two Illinois locations which fall into both the states sample and the one for C.D. 18, these samples do not overlap.

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

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS and Card Image

SUBJECT TERMS: candidates. congressional elections. demographic characteristics. election studies. elections. political attitudes and behavior. political party preference. senatorial elections. voting attitudes and behavior. Alabama. California. Connecticut. Illinois. Iowa. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. Ohio. Pennsylvania. Texas. United States. Virginia. Wisconsin.

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