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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1980 (ICPSR 7875) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and older. Individual-level data were gathered from a national sample of over 189,000 persons in November 1980. Included is information on household composition and type of residence, occupational and demographic details, and voting behavior in the November 1980 general election. Items available include voting status, registration status, reasons for not voting, reasons for not registering, and length of time living at same address. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, and Hispanic origin, is available for each respondent.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Citation

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY: VOTER SUPPLEMENT FILE, 1980. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1981. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07875.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, demographic characteristics, employment, households, labor force, national elections, occupations, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment, voter attitudes, voter registration, voters, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1980-11

Date of Collection:  

  • 1980-11

Universe:   Persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in November 1980.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) All records contain weights, which must be used in any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Sample:   A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. Approximately 77,000 household were selected for the sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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