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CBS News/New York Times Election Day Surveys, 1982 (ICPSR 8168)

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This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Interviews were conducted with respondents as they left their polling places on Election Day, November 7, 1982. Data include respondent's vote for governor, questions specific to the gubernatorial race in each state, and the respondent's rating of Ronald Reagan as president. The 31 datasets consist of 27 state and four regional files. The four regional datasets (Parts 28-31), taken together, make up the national poll. Demographic information on respondents, such as sex, age, race, political affiliation, income, financial state as compared to previous year, and employment status of head of household, were also collected.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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DS1:  Alabama - Download All Files (0.9 MB)
DS2:  Arkansas - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS3:  California - Download All Files (1.5 MB)
DS4:  Connecticut - Download All Files (1 MB)
DS5:  Illinois - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
DS6:  Iowa - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
DS7:  Maine - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
DS8:  Massachusetts - Download All Files (1.4 MB)
DS9:  Michigan - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS10:  Minnesota - Download All Files (0.1 MB)
DS11:  Mississippi - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS12:  Missouri - Download All Files (1 MB)
DS13:  Montana - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
DS14:  Nebraska - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
DS15:  Nevada - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
DS16:  New Jersey - Download All Files (1 MB)
DS17:  New Mexico - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
DS18:  New York - Download All Files (1.2 MB)
DS19:  Ohio - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS20:  Rhode Island - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
DS21:  Tennessee - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS22:  Texas - Download All Files (1 MB)
DS23:  Utah - Download All Files (0.8 MB)
DS24:  Vermont - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
DS25:  Virginia - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS26:  West Virginia - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS27:  Wyoming - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS28:  East Region - Download All Files (1.6 MB)
DS29:  Midwest Region - Download All Files (1.6 MB)
DS30:  South Region - Download All Files (1.5 MB)
DS31:  West Region - Download All Files (1.2 MB)

Study Description


CBS News, and The New York Times. CBS News/New York Times Election Day Surveys, 1982. ICPSR08168-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 1984. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08168.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   congressional elections, economic conditions, economic issues, gubernatorial elections, income, national elections, political attitudes, political issues, political partisanship, presidential elections, presidential performance, public opinion, Reagan, Ronald, Reaganomics, social attitudes, states (USA), voter attitudes, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (state), Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wyoming

Time Period:  

  • 1982-11-07

Date of Collection:  

  • 1982-11-07

Universe:   Voters in the November 7, 1982, election in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

All datasets contain a weight variable that must be used in any analysis.


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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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