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French Election Pre-Test Survey, 1994 (ICPSR 6434)

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This data collection represents a pre-test of a presidential election questionnaire and includes questions purposefully made to be similar to questions found in the American National Election Studies. In March of 1994, 400 adults in the Paris, France, region were queried about the upcoming elections--in particular, their "respect" for specific candidates, approval/disapproval of the current prime minister and president, and opinion of the current government economic policy. General attitudes toward women, immigrants, religion, and crime were also elicited along with basic respondent background information such as voter status, voting history, political self-identification, party affiliation, sex, age, education level, income level, employment, and occupation.

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Study Description


Lewis-Beck, Michael. FRENCH ELECTION PRE-TEST SURVEY, 1994. Iowa City, IA: Michael Lewis-Beck, University of Iowa, Dept. of Political Science [producer], 1994. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06434.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (INT-93114100)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   candidates, economic conditions, elections, public approval, public opinion, voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   France, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1994-03

Date of Collection:  

  • 1994-03

Universe:   Adults (aged 18 and older) in the Paris, France, region.

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   One-half male and one-half female quota sample. Age and social class quotas also applied.

Data Source:

personal interviews


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB6434.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


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