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Indian Voting Behavior Project, 1952-1967 (ICPSR 5904) RSS

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This study contains data on legislative assembly general and mid-term election returns for all states in India in the period 1952-1967. The legislative constituency is the unit of analysis. Data are provided for the year of election, state and party names, eligible voters, number of seats, number of candidates, total votes, valid votes, caste or tribe indicator, and ranking of parties according to total votes cast.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Bihar 1969 Midterm Election - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
DS2:  Punjab 1969 Midterm Election - Download All Files (1 MB)
DS3:  Uttar Pradesh 1969 Midterm Election - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
DS4:  West Bengal 1969 Midterm Election - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
DS5:  Haryana 1968 Midterm Election - Download All Files (1 MB)
DS6:  1952 General Election - Download All Files (1.6 MB)
DS7:  1957 General Election - Download All Files (1.6 MB)
DS8:  1967 General Election - Download All Files (1.8 MB)
DS9:  1962 General Election - Download All Files (1.7 MB)

Study Description


Weiner, Myron. INDIAN VOTING BEHAVIOR PROJECT, 1952-1967. ICPSR version. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR05904.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   candidates, constituencies, election returns, elections, legislative districts, legislatures, political parties, vote count, voters, voting behavior, India

Geographic Coverage:   Global

Time Period:  

  • 1952--1967

Universe:   All states in India in the period 1952-1967.

Data Types:   aggregate data

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


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