Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KB-023-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1986

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News/New York Times election day surveys, 1986.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8698

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Codebook in microfiche drawer, dictionary, and SPSSX cards.

Abstract: This survey is part of an ongoing data collection effort by CBS News and The New York Times. Interviews were conducted with respondents in 23 states as they left their polling places on election day, November 4, 1986. Respondents were asked to answer a series of questions about their vote choices in the senate and gubernatorial races. Additionally, they were asked about the issues and factors that most influenced those votes. Questions regarding how the respondent voted for the various referenda and propositions on the ballot in his or her state were asked as well. Other items included the respondent's opinion on the condition of the United States economy, who the Democrats and the Republicans should nominate for president in 1988, and the respondent's vote choice for president in 1984. Demographic information was also collected.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: All United States voters.

SAMPLE: The sampling frame consisted of all precincts in a state, stratified by party vote and geography. Within precincts, respondents were selected on a systematic random basis.

NOTE: Each part has a weight variable which must be used in any analysis. Also, since the OSIRIS and the Card Image data files all have an LRECL of 80, the files are identical.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 23 data files + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: OSIRIS, Card Image, with SPSS Control Cards


DATE OF COLLECTION: November 4, 1986

SUBJECT TERMS: armed forces. candidates. congressional elections. demographic characteristics. economic attitudes and behavior. economic conditions. election studies. elections. gubernatorial elections. issues. national business situation. political attitudes and behavior. political issues. political parties. political party preference. senatorial elections. voting attitudes and behavior. United States. United States Senators.

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct