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Convention Delegate Study, 1980 [United States] (ICPSR 8367)

Principal Investigator(s): Miller, Warren E.; Jennings, M. Kent; Farah, Barbara G.


These data examine the continuities and changes between 1972 and 1981 in the careers, political participation, issue preferences, and political perspectives of the group of political activists represented by delegates to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions during that period. Questions tap respondent attitudes toward the party and its nomination process, various issues and candidates, and political ideology. Information on the respondent's past political activity and attitudes toward political participation are also included.

Series: Convention Delegate Study Series

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Study Description


Miller, Warren E., M. Kent Jennings, and Barbara G. Farah. Convention Delegate Study, 1980 [United States]. ICPSR08367-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 198?. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08367.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08367.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    biographical data, career expectations, Democratic National Convention, Democratic Party (USA), life history, party delegates, political affiliation, political attitudes, political conventions, political issues, political participation, presidential elections, Republican National Convention, Republican Party (USA)

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1972--1980

Universe:    Delegates to 1972, 1976 and 1980 party conventions.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

A continuation of the 1972 Convention Delegate Study (ICPSR 7287).


Sample:    Census of respondents to 1972 delegate study and all delegates to 1976 and 1980 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

Data Source:

personal interviews, and mail questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1985-12-20

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