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International Almanac of Electoral History, 1981 (ICPSR 8247) RSS

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This data collection contains information for elections in specified countries from the beginning of competitive national elections until December of 1981. Included are the United States presidential election returns and votes for members of the lower houses of parliament in the remaining countries in the survey. Votes are recorded for every party that had at least once secured 1 percent or more of the valid vote in a national election. Some parties with fewer votes are included when this aids crossnational comparison, or when the separatist or regional character of the party may lead it to regard its own "nation" as smaller than the total electorate. The data are contained in three files. Part 4, Summary Information for Each Election [Year], contains summary information for each election, such as the size of the electorate, turnout, valid and invalid votes, total votes, and the number of seats in the legislature. Part 5, Number of Votes Cast for Each Party for Each Election [Votes], contains the number of votes cast for each party at each election. Part 6, Number of Seats Won by Each Party at Each Election [Seats], contains the number of seats won by each party at each election and the total number of seats in the legislature. Parts 1-3 are documentation files.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Codebook Introduction - Download All Files (852 KB)
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DS2:  Codebook for All Parts
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DS3:  English Language Names for Each Party [Party Name] - Download All Files (899 KB)
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DS4:  Summary Information for Each Election [Year] - Download All Files (898 KB)
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DS5:  Number of Votes Cast for Each Party for Each Election [Votes] - Download All Files (937 KB)
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DS6:  Number of Seats Won by Each Party at Each Election [Seats] - Download All Files (908 KB)
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Citation

Mackie, Thomas T. INTERNATIONAL ALMANAC OF ELECTORAL HISTORY, 1981. Strathclyde, Scotland: University of Strathclyde [producer], 1983. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1984. doi:10.3886/ICPSR08247.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   congressional elections, election returns, electoral behavior, international politics, national elections, nations, parliamentary elections, political history, political parties, presidential elections, vote count, voter turnout

Geographic Coverage:   Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1981

Date of Collection:  

  • 1981

Universe:   The universe for the sample included Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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  • 2006-01-18 File CB8247.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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