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Study Report

Study Number: KB-042-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1978

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: CBS News election surveys, 1978.  [machine-readable data file] / CBS News  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7814

Date Accessioned: 6/22/1995

Number of Files Received: 2

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 6/3/1995

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: There are two parts to this collection: Part 1 is the Pre-Congressional Poll, and Part 2 is the Nationwide Election Day Poll. Part 1 of this study consists of a nationwide telephone survey conducted in late September 1978, focusing on the respondents' voting intentions for the 1978 United States Congressional elections. 1,451 randomly selected adults were surveyed. Respondents were asked whether they intended to vote and what issues would influence their vote, their reactions to President Carter's policies, and their preferences for presidential candidates in 1980. Background information was also gathered. Data are available in card image format, with 3 cards of data per respondent. The study contains approximately 95 variables. Part 2 is a nationwide ''exit'' survey conducted at the polls on election day, November 7, 1978. 8,808 randomly selected voters were asked to fill out a questionnaire asking which party they voted for in the Congressional election and their opinion on a number of current political issues. The data are available in logical record format. Part 2 contains approximately 40 variables. These datasets were made available to the ICPSR by the Election and Survey Unit of CBS News. The Pre-Congressional Poll was conducted solely by CBS News. Other collections of data from CBS/New York Times polls are contained elsewhere in this Guide, catalogued by their topic. See the Principal in this database.

SUBJECT TERMS: candidates. congressional elections. election studies. elections. political attitudes and behavior. political issues. political parties. political party preference. presidential debates. presidential elections. primary education. voting attitudes and behavior. Carter, Jimmy. United States.

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