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ABC News General Election Exit Surveys, 1984 (ICPSR 8416)

Principal Investigator(s): ABC News


ABC News conducted surveys of voters as they exited the polling places on November 6, 1984. Repondents were asked about their presidential choice and reasons why they voted the way they did. Voters were also asked why they chose not to vote for the other candidate. The surveys included items concerning party identification, ethnic background, liberal/ conservative leaning and demographic information.

Series: ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series

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Study Description


ABC News. ABC NEWS GENERAL ELECTION EXIT SURVEYS, 1984. 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/ICPSR08416.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   candidates, election forecasting, exit polls, national elections, presidential candidates, presidential elections, voter attitudes, voter preferences, voters, voting behavior, voting precincts

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1984-11-06

Date of Collection:  

  • 1984-11-06

Universe:   All U.S. voters.

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   Respondents were selected at polling places in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The interviews were selected by a national probability sample.

Data Source:

self-administered surveys


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