Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KB-024-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1984

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: National black election study, 1984.  [machine-readable data file] / Jackson, James S.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8938

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy documentation (plus duplicate copy). Documentation does not include column locations, these must be obtained from SPSS data definition file.

Abstract: This survey deals with the attitudes and political preferences of the Black electorate during the 1984 presidential election and contains information on both pre-election and post-election respondents. Questions regarding party identification, political interest, and preferences and choices for president were asked. In addition, respondents were asked about their feelings concerning Jesse Jackson's campaign for the presidency and the effect his campaign had on the election. Information on race and gender issues, economic matters, quality of life, government spending, political participation, and religion and church politics is also included.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: All Black households in the United States with telephones.

SAMPLE: Random digit dialing. More information about the sampling methodology is contained in the article ''Telephone Sample Designs for U.S. Black Household Population'' by Kathryn M. Inglis, et al. This paper is contained within the study documentation.

NOTE: There is also a processed version of the data available in National Black Election Panel Study, 1984 and 1988 (ICPSR 9954). For reasons of confidentiality, variables 1120-1123 were recoded to nines. The data contain dashes(-).

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + OSIRIS dictionary.

DATA TYPE: survey data


TIME PERIOD: August-December 1984

DATE OF COLLECTION: August-December 1984

FUNDING AGENCY: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Carnegie Corporation.

GRANT NUMBER: 855-0338, 840-0462, GA EO 8515, and RF 84026.


Tate, Katherine, et al. THE 1984 NATIONAL BLACK ELECTION STUDY SOURCEBOOK. Ann Arbor, MI: Institute for Social Research, 1988.

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