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Study Report

Study Number: KB-024-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Election Studies

Bibliographic Citation: National black election panel study, 1984 and 1988.  [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: 9954

Date Accessioned: 9/29/1993

Comments: This study was also received on ICPSR Release CD0016 (DPLS 7176). This release may contain some differences from other copies.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Machine-readable codebook, SPSS and SAS data definition statement files. Partial printout on shelf.

Abstract: This survey focuses on the attitudes and political preferences of the Black electorate during the 1984 and 1988 presidential elections. 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 campaigns for the presidency in 1984 and 1988 and the effect his campaigns had on the elections. Information on race and gender issues, economic matters, quality of life, government spending, political participation, and religion and church politics is also included. Demographic information on respondents includes sex, age, education, marital status, income, and occupation and industry codes.

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 the U.S. Black Household Population'' by Kathryn M. Inglis et al., which is provided within the study documentation.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + SAS Control Cards + SPSS Control Cards + data collection instruments.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS and SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1984 and 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1984 and 1988

FUNDING AGENCY: 1984: Carnegie Corporation, Ford Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation. 1988: Carnegie Corporation.

GRANT NUMBER: 1984: 845-0194 and 840-0462, 1988: B5042



Jackson, J.S., R.E. Brown, M. Dawson, K. Tate, and S.J. Hatchett. THE 1984-1988 NATIONAL BLACK ELECTION PANEL STUDY: A SOURCEBOOK, forthcoming. Tate, K. FROM PROTEST TO POLITICS: THE NEW BLACK VOTERS IN AMERICAN ELECTIONS. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 1993. Gurin, P., S.J. Hatchett, and J.S. Jackson. HOPE AND INDEPENDENCE: BLACKS' RESPONSE TO ELECTORAL AND PARTY POLITICS. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 1989.

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