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Content Codings of Level of Political Conceptualization, 1956-1988 [United States] (ICPSR 8151) RSS

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This data collection provides codings of the level of conceptualization for respondents in each of the presidential election year American National Election Studies from 1956 through 1988. These codes are based upon respondent evaluations of the two major political parties and their presidential candidates. The codes were obtained directly from readings of interview protocols for the open-ended questions on parties and candidates rather than from the precoded response categories. Each part consists of two variables, a case identification number and the level of conceptualization code. In addition, the 1984 data (Part 8) contian a third variable indicating the spontaneous mention of Geraldine Ferraro at any point in the likes/dislikes sequence.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  1956 Data - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
DS2:  1960 Data - Download All Files (0.1 MB)
DS3:  1964 Data - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
DS4:  1968 Data - Download All Files (0.1 MB)
DS5:  1972 Data - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
DS6:  1976 Data - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
DS7:  1980 Data - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
DS8:  1984 Data - Download All Files (0.2 MB)
DS9:  1988 Data - Download All Files (0.2 MB)

Study Description


Hagner, Paul R., John C. Pierce, and Kathleen Knight. CONTENT CODINGS OF LEVEL OF POLITICAL CONCEPTUALIZATION, 1956-1984 [UNITED STATES]. 4th ICPSR release. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08151.v4

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   candidates, conservatism, group political orientation, ideology, liberalism, political parties, political issues, political party evaluation, political party preference, political socialization, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1956--1988

Date of Collection:  

  • 1956--1988

Universe:   Respondents to the American National Election Study Pre- and Post-Election Surveys from 1956 through 1988.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

These data are most useful when merged with the main election study files (ICPSR numbers 7214, 7216, 7235, 7281, 7010, 7381, 7763, 8298, and 9196).


Sample:   National multi-stage area probability sample.

Data Source:

open-end transcriptions of personal interviews


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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