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American National Election Study, 1978 [electronic resource] Warren E. Miller, National Election Studies/Center for Political Studies.

Edition:
3rd ICPSR ed
Publication:
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1984.
Series:
ICPSR (Series) ; 7655.
ICPSR 7655
American National Election Study (ANES) Series 7655
Format/Description:
Datafile
1 online resource.
Subjects:
United States. Congress -- Elections, 1978.
Elections -- United States.
Voting -- United States.
Public opinion -- United States.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
This study is part of a time-series collection of national surveys fielded continuously since 1952. The election studies are designed to present data on Americans' social backgrounds, enduring political predispositions, social and political values, perceptions and evaluations of groups and candidates, opinions on questions of public policy, and participation in political life. In this post-election survey, major emphasis was placed on the respondent's evaluation of their congressional district's candidates, both the incumbent and opponent, along several dimensions. As in previous American National Election studies, this survey included a series of questions on the media coverage of the campaigns and scales that measured the respondent's positions on major social issues, including urban unrest, protection of the rights of the accused, aid to minority groups, government insurance plan, and women's role in society. The perceived position of the political parties, as well as certain political leaders, on these issues was also ascertained. In addition to the survey data, this file also contains several contextual components consisting of: (1) historical election returns at the state, congressional district, and county levels for elections to the offices of president, governor, and United States senator and representative, 1972-1976, (2) 1978 election returns for primary and general elections to the same offices, including precinct level returns, (3) voter validation variables, (4) information about media structure in the respondent's locale, (5) incumbent characteristics, including information pertaining to the incumbent U.S. representatives of the 95th Congress from the 108 congressional districts sampled in the survey (a major feature of this component is a series of performance ratings that each member of Congress received from certain interest groups and from the Congr... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07655
Contents:
Part 1: Data File
Notes:
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30.
Contributor:
Miller, Warren E.
National Election Studies/Center for Political Studies.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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