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State-Level Presidential Election Data for the United States, 1824-1972 (ICPSR 19)

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Raw and percentagized returns for all presidential elections from 1824 to 1972 are included in this state-level data set. Data are presented for major candidates as well as the most significant minor party candidates in each election. The data were matched-merged and the parties fixed-formatted for all states in the file. There are approximately 3,400 card-image equivalents.

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Study Description


Burnham, W. Dean, and William Flanigan. State-Level Presidential Election Data for the United States, 1824-1972. ICPSR00019-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 197?. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00019.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   candidates, election returns, elections, political attitudes and behavior, political parties, presidential elections, states

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1824--1972



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