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Estimates of Eligible Voters in Counties of the United States, 1972 (ICPSR 7528)

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Census data on the number of eligible voters in the United States in 1972 as well as the number and percentage of citizens who voted for president in 1972 are presented in this data collection. Both county-level and state-level records are provided, with a unique numeric identification number assigned to each county or independent city within each state. Individual state information is presented in regional group order,(i.e., New England, Middle Atlantic, East North Central, West North Central, Solid South, Border States, Mountain States, Pacific States, and External States).

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Estimates of Eligible Voters in Counties of the United States, 1972. ICPSR07528-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07528.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, counties, demographic characteristics, presidential elections, states (USA), voter turnout, voters

Geographic Coverage:   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (state), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Time Period:  

  • 1972

Date of Collection:  

  • 1972

Universe:   Eligible voters in the United States in 1972.

Data Types:   census/enumeration data


Data Source:

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. "Language Minority, Illiteracy and Voting Data Used in Making Determinations for the Voting Rights Act Amendments of 1975 (Public Law 94-73)." CURRENT POPULATION REPORTS, SERIES P-25 no. 627 (June 1976).

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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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