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Legislative Issues in the Fifty States, 1963 (ICPSR 7012)

Principal Investigator(s): Francis, Wayne L.


This study of state legislative politics surveyed legislators from all 50 states. Questions were asked about areas of political conflict in the legislature, the determinants of conflict, the role of various political actors, and the accumulated effect of conflict upon policy formation. Background information was also collected.

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Study Description


Francis, Wayne L. Legislative Issues in the Fifty States, 1963. ICPSR07012-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-03-03. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07012.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07012.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    governmental elites, legislation, legislative issues, legislators, policy making, political conflict, public policy, state legislatures, state politics, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1963

Date of Collection:   

  • 1963

Universe:    State legislators in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Data Source:

mailback questionnaires

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2010-03-03 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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