Voter Research and Surveys General Election Exit Polls, 1992 (ICPSR 35188)

Principal Investigator(s): Voter Research and Surveys


For this data collection, voters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia were interviewed as they left their polling places after voting in the 1992 presidential election. Respondents were asked a series of questions covering their presidential choices for 1992 and 1988, their opinions of the most important issues and candidate qualities, feelings about the government, level of commitment to the candidate for whom they voted, political spectrum self-identification, and family financial situation. Other topics covered in individual states included opinions of candidates and approval ratings, party platforms, current news topics such as urban unrest and the state of the economy, and "hot-button" topics unique to each state such as sexual orientation, religious identification, employment issues, law enforcement issues, environmental positions, abortion limitations, and term of office limitations. Demographic information collected includes sex, race, age, marital status, region of birth, family income range, religion, education, and party identification. In some instances a state geographic code was supplied. In addition to the state surveys, a national survey was also conducted. This survey focused on important issues in the campaign and candidate qualities.

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Study Description

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    economic conditions, employment, exit polls, law enforcement, political affiliation, presidential elections, religious affiliation, sexual preference, urban decline, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1992

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.

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