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Study Report

Study Number: KB-004-046-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1995

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: American national election study, 1995: pilot study.  [machine-readable data file] / National Election Studies  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 10/16/1995

Number of Files Received: 5

Comments: Ordered via FastTrack service. No ICPSR number yet.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 10/16/1995

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook, WordPerfect codebook file, SAS and SPSS data definition statement files.

Abstract: The 1995 Pilot Study was conducted between August 3 and September 10th, 1995. The study is a one-wave reinterview of a randomly selected subset of respondents with telephones from the fresh cross section portion of the 1994 Post-Election Study. 1994 'panel' respondents who had been interviewed in 1992 were not eligible for reinterview in the 1995 Pilot Study. The randomly selected sample consisted of 704 respondents from 1994; 486 of these respondents agreed to be interviewed in 1995. Specific topic areas in the study include: an experiment between different measures of affective reactions to political figures; a module of items that are being concurrently tested in many other nations as part of a comparative study of politics; a set of 12 items asking respondents to make tradeoffs between programs, taxes and the budget deficit; a set of items designed to measure attitudes toward the environment and environmental policy; a new measure of 'humanitarianism'; an extensive set of items re attention to the media, intended to capture exposure to the political campaigns. Because the 486 Pilot Study respondents had also been interviewed in 1994 Post Election Study, their data from that study has been merged onto the datafile. There are 486 cases in the dataset (in other words, 1994 respondents who were not reinterviewed in 1995 are not included in the dataset).

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