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Elections to the United States House of Representatives, 1898-1992 (ICPSR 6311)

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Summary:

This data collection, designed to facilitate analysis of voting behavior at the district level and the effect of party incumbency on election outcomes, contains election returns for elections to the United States House of Representatives from 1898 to 1992. Votes from each biennial election are tallied by Democratic and Republican candidate and are further grouped by state and congressional district. The party of the incumbent is also indicated. These data are arranged by election year in 48 separate files. An additional file, Part 49, Exceptions Data, contains data for unusual elections, such as when the winning candidate was from a minor party or there was no Democratic-Republican pairing. These data are grouped by state and district and include the year of the election, the party of the winning candidate, and the number of votes received by the winning candidate where available.

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Study Description

Citation

King, Gary. ELECTIONS TO THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1898-1992. ICPSR version. Cambridge, MA: Gary King [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06311.v1

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SBR-92233637)

Scope of Study

Time Period:  

  • 1898--1992

Date of Collection:  

  • 1994

Universe:   All state voting districts for each election year from 1898 to 1992.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Methodology

Data Source:

1898-1984 data: CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY GUIDE TO U.S. ELECTIONS (Second Edition, 1985). 1984-1992 data: CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY WEEKLY REPORTS

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 53 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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