Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KE-003-001-1-1-United States-USFEC-1981

Subject Area: Political Campaign Data

Bibliographic Citation: Campaign expenditures in the United States, 1981-1982.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Federal Election Commission  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Federal Election Commission  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8158

Comments: Note that these data came directly from the FEC. They may differ from the ICPSR data in the same series. Use with caution. Abstract taken from ICPSR. Please examine documentation carefully to understand file structures.

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: Hard copy, 4 volumes.

Abstract: This data collection offers detailed tabulations of political campaign expenditures and contributions. Party and non-party committee information provided in parts 1-8 includes the committee name and special interest group designation, gross receipts, transfers, loans, both cash and in-kind contributions, gross disbursements, debts, contributions to House, Senate, and Presidential candidates, and expenditures made on behalf of those candidates. For parts 9 and 10, the House and Senate files, data are supplied on candidate name, incumbency status, party, receipts, transfers, disbursements, number and dollar amounts of individual contributions, contributions from major parties, from corporations, and from labor, independent expenditures for and against the candidate, and percentage of the November 1980 general election vote received. Parts 11 and 12, the Presidential Pre-Nomination Campaigns files, contain data on candidate name and party, total receipts, transfers, exempt fundraising, federal matching funds, contributions from candidate and other sources, independent expenditures for and against the candidate, debts, and total expenditures made in each state by candidates receiving federal matching funds. Part 13 specifies for each state the legal spending limit in 1980 for candidates eligible to receive federal matching funds.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms

UNIVERSE: Parts 1-8: Party and non-party political committees registered with the Federal Election Commission. Parts 9 and 10: Campaigns of all individuals who have registered under the Federal Election Campaign Act as 1979 or 1980 candidates for the federal offices of United States Senator or United States Representative, or who have been certified by the appropriate state authorities as official Senate or House candidates in a 1979 or 1980 primary, runoff, convention/caucus, or general election but who have not registered as candidates under the Act. Parts 11 and 12: Campaigns of the sixteen major and minor party Presidential candidates who reported total receipts or total disbursements in excess of $100,000 in connection with their pre-nomination campaigns. Part 13: All states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and United States territories and possessions.

SAMPLE: Complete information is provided for all members of the sampling universe. An exception occurs in the ''party committee'' files which contain data for only the Democratic and Republican parties rather than for all party committees registered with the Federal Election Commission.

NOTE: The six ''spread'' files in this collection include one record for each campaign or committee while the six ''crosstabs'' files may contain more than one record for each campaign or committee.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 13 data files.

DATA TYPE: event/transaction data


TIME PERIOD: 1977-1978, and 1979-1980

SUBJECT TERMS: campaign expenditures. campaigns. congressional elections. elections. lobbyists. political activities. political issues. political organizations. political participation. political parties. political system characteristics. presidential elections. senatorial elections. United States.

Media/File Reports:

7002 (CD-ROM)
7124 (CD-ROM)
7125 (CD-ROM)
7400 (CD-Rom)
7401 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)