Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KB-031-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1968

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: Voter registration in the United States, 1968-1988.  [machine-readable data file] / Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9405

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Codebook is machine-readable only; machine-0readable OSIRIS dictionary; SPSS data definition statements.

Abstract: This collection tabulates the number of registered voters who were eligible to cast ballots in biennial national elections in the United States between 1968 and 1988. Its purpose is to furnish additional research data on registration trends, the relationship between registration and voting, and the role and strength of political parties, and the degree of partisan competition. The unit of analysis is the county, and totals of registered voters are presented for all counties in 48 states (North Dakota does not require registration and Wisconsin does not report statewide voter registration figures). If available, county-level totals are also presented for registration by race, major or minor political party, or other similar category (e.g., declined to state, miscellaneous, other, etc.) provided by the reporting agency of the state.

SOURCE: official and unofficial voter registration tabulations from state governments

UNIVERSE: The voting age population of the United States from 1968 through 1988.

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

DATA TYPE: aggregate data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1968-1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1968-1988

FUNDING AGENCY: National Science Foundation.

GRANT NUMBER: SES-8618482

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