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Southern Grassroots Party Activists Project, 1991-1992: [United States] (ICPSR 6307)

Principal Investigator(s): Hadley, Charles D.; Bowman, Lewis


This data collection is a study of politics at the grassroots level. The immediate goal of the project was to describe the contemporary situation of grassroots party activism and organization in 11 southern states. States included in this cooperative effort are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. From surveys of county party members and chairs in 1991, extended to party national convention delegates in 1992, the data gathered focus on the party position of the activists, recruitment to political activism, incentives to party activism, history of personal political involvement, campaign activities of the activists' organizations and their members, the degree of hierarchy in the party organization, selected political, social, and economic attitudes, perceptions of the condition of the parties and party system, and social backgrounds, including an extensive focus on religion. Demographic variables include age, gender, ethnicity, occupation, education, and family income.

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Study Description


Hadley, Charles D., and Lewis Bowman. SOUTHERN GRASSROOTS PARTY ACTIVISTS PROJECT, 1991-1992: [UNITED STATES]. 2nd ICPSR version. New Orleans, LA: Charles D. Hadley and Lewis Bowman [producers], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06307.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06307.v2

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-9009846)

Scope of Study

Time Period:   

  • 1991--1992

Date of Collection:   

  • 1991--1992

Universe:    Political party activists in the southern United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook, data collection instrument, and frequencies are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.


Sample:    Random sample of political party committee members, chairpersons, and national delegates.

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1994-10-19

Version History:

  • 1997-12-12 The data now include delegate and superdelegate respondents, adding 1,013 cases, and some variables were recoded to ensure respondent confidentiality. Also, the codebook, data collection instrument, and frequencies are now available as a PDF file.

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