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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1984 (ICPSR 8457)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


Individual-level data on voter registration and participation in the 1984 Presidential election are provided in this survey. Included are data on citizenship, voting participation in both 1980 and 1984, the time of day voted, and whether the individual heard a media announcement of the projected winner prior to voting. Other data include the standard Current Population Survey monthly data on labor force activity for the week preceding the survey. Comprehensive information is available for persons age 14 and over on employment status, occupation, and industry, plus such demographic characteristics as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, education, and Spanish origin.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1984. ICPSR08457-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08457.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08457.v1

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Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1984

Date of Collection:   

  • 1984-11-19--1984-11-24

Universe:    All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    The probability sample used to represent the universe consists of approximately 71,000 households.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1986-04-28

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