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Voter News Service General Election Exit Polls, 2000 (ICPSR 3527)

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Summary:

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. Part 1, National Data, contains data collected from a national sample. National sample 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. Parts 2-52 contain data collected from the individual state and District of Columbia surveys. Telephone surveys were conducted in Oregon, as well as with absentee/early voters in California and Washington. Respondents were asked for their opinions of President Bill Clinton and the United States Congress, as well as for their vote choices in the relevant gubernatorial, senatorial, and congressional elections. Those queried were also asked whether they supported state-specific proposals, such as a state lottery in South Carolina, a state income tax in New Hampshire, and school vouchers in California and Michigan. Background information on individual state respondents includes age, race, gender, education, voter participation history, political party, political orientation, and family income.

Access Notes

  • This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. These data are currently available at Voter News Service General Election Exit Polls, 2000. Additional information may be available in Data Collection Notes.

    A weight variable, with three implied decimal places, should be applied in all analyses. Further information on weighting may be found within the methodology section of the codebook.
    This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

Study Description

Citation

Voter News Service. Voter News Service General Election Exit Polls, 2000. ICPSR03527-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03527.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   candidates, Clinton Administration (1993-2001), Clinton, Bill, congressional elections, election forecasting, exit polls, federal budget, gubernatorial elections, health insurance, Hispanic or Latino origins, national economy, national elections, presidential elections, referendum, Social Security, tax cuts, voter preferences, voter turnout, voters, voting behavior, voting precincts

Geographic Coverage:   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (state), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Time Period:  

  • 2000

Date of Collection:  

  • 2000-11-07

Universe:   Voters casting a ballot in the 2000 United States general election.

Data Types:   event/transaction data, survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A weight variable, with three implied decimal places, should be applied in all analyses. Further information on weighting may be found within the methodology section of the codebook.

This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, documentation has been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF), data files have been converted to non-platform-specific formats, and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.

Methodology

Sample:   The statewide samples were selected in two stages. First, a probability sample of voting precincts within each state was selected that represented the different geographic areas across the state and the vote by party. Second, within each precinct, voters were sampled systematically throughout the voting day at a rate that gave all voters in a precinct the same chance of being interviewed. The national sample is a subsample of the statewide sample precincts.

Data Source:

personal interviews and telephone interviews

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2005-12-15 On 2005-08-15 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-12-15 to reflect these additions.
  • 2004-10-29 The data have been resupplied and SAS and SPSS data definition statements as well as SPSS portable files have been added.

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