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United States Congressional District Data Books, 1961-1965 (ICPSR 10) RSS

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Summary:

This study contains selected electoral and aggregate economic, ecological, and demographic data at the congressional district level for districts of the 87th and 88th Congresses in the period 1961-1965. Data are provided for the number of votes cast for the Democratic and the Republican parties, and the percentage of votes cast for the majority party in the biennial elections for United States Representatives in the period 1952-1962, as well as the total votes cast for the office of president, and the number of votes cast for each party's presidential candidate in the 1952, 1956, and 1960 election. Data are also provided for population and housing characteristics, including total population by household, group quarters, institutions, age group, gender, marital status, race, nationality, and urban and rural residency. Additional demographic variables describe the congressional districts in terms of education, income, employment status and occupation, veteran status, births, deaths, and marriages.

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DS1:  87th Congress - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
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DS2:  88th Congress - Download All Files (1 MB)
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Citation

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. United States Congressional District Data Books, 1961-1965. ICPSR00010-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 196?. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00010.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, congressional districts, congressional elections, demographic characteristics, election returns, political attitudes, political parties, population characteristics, vote count, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1961--1965

Universe:   United States 87th and 88th congressional districts in the period 1961-1965.

Data Types:   census data, and aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

See also the related data collection, UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DATA BOOK FOR THE NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS, 1973 (ICPSR 0011)

Methodology

Data Source:

(1) United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census, and (2) Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) electoral returns data

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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