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ABC News/Washington Post Election Exit Polls, 1982 (ICPSR 8120)

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These data were collected at polling places on Election Day, 1982, and selected respondents completed a self-administered questionnaire. Demographic information about the respondent is included in addition to statistics on voting behavior. The data file has 46 variables for each of the 24,438 records but can be broken into fifteen parts: 13 states in which enough locations were chosen to provide valid state samples (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin), other locations throughout the U.S., and a sample of locations in Illinois Congressional District 18. With the exception of two Illinois locations which fall into both the states sample and the one for C.D. 18, these samples do not overlap.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News/Washington Post. ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST ELECTION EXIT POLLS, 1982. Conducted by Chilton Research Services. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 198?. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08120.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   candidates, congressional elections, elections, exit polls, political campaigns, voter preferences, voters, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, New York (state), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, United States, Virginia, Wisconsin



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