Voter News Service General Election Exit Polls, 2000 (ICPSR 35161)

Principal Investigator(s): Voter News Service


These data were collected through interviews conducted with voters in 50 states and the District of Columbia, as they left their polling places on Election Day, November 7, 2000. Respondents were asked a series of questions about their electoral choices, the issues surrounding the elections, and the factors that influenced their decisions. Questions focused on the direction of the country, the state and future of the nation's economy, the federal budget surplus, the investment of Social Security funds in the stock market, tax cuts, prescription drug coverage for the elderly, and the legacy of the Clinton presidency. Background information on national respondents includes age, race, gender, Hispanic descent, age of children in household, marital status, political party, political orientation, employment status, education, religion, and family income.

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Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    congressional elections, election forecasting, exit polls, national elections, presidential elections, voter preferences, voter turnout, voting behavior, voting precincts

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 2000

Data Collection Notes:

These data are not available from ICPSR. Users should consult the data owners directly for details on obtaining the data and documentation.