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SETUPS: Voting Behavior: The 2012 Election (ICPSR 34808)

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Voting Behavior: The 2012 Election is an instructional module designed to offer students the opportunity to analyze a dataset drawn from the 2012 American National Election Study (ANES). This instructional module is part of the SETUPS (Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science) series and is featured online.

Series: SETUPS Series

Access Notes

  • This study is intended for instructional use, and may be subsets of the original data. Variables and/or cases may have been removed to facilitate classroom use.

  • These data are freely available.


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Study Description


Prysby, Charles, Carmine Scavo, American Political Science Association, and Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. SETUPS: Voting Behavior: The 2012 Election. ICPSR34808-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-08-08. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34808.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   economic issues, federal budget deficit, foreign policy, gender issues, government performance, government spending, immigrants, instructional modules, Medicare, national elections, national security, news media, Obama, Barack, political attitudes, political behavior, political participation, presidential elections, public opinion, racial discrimination, Romney, Mitt, social issues, social welfare, taxes, voter attitudes, voters, voting behavior

Smallest Geographic Unit:   state

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2012-09--2012-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 2012-09--2012-12

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   American electorate

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Data are not available for variables A05, A06, R07, R10, and R21.

For additional information on the SETUPS: Voting Behavior: The 2012 Election, please visit the Voting Behavior: The 2012 Election Web site.


Mode of Data Collection:   computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), web-based survey


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Version History:

  • 2013-08-08 The metadata description has been edited



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