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CBS News Primary Election Exit Polls, 1984 (ICPSR 8425) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection is part of a continuing series of exit polls. CBS News interviewed voters in 1984 as they left the polls on primary election day in Vermont, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia. Voters were asked about their choice of candidate in the presidential primary and to describe candidate characteristics and issues that influenced their selection. Respondents were also asked about their political party preference and their opinions on the United States' response to the Communist threat in Central America. Demographic information for each respondent includes sex, age, race, and income. The collection consists of one data file per state.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Connecticut - Download All Files (1.4 MB)
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DS2:  District of Columbia - Download All Files (1.4 MB)
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DS3:  Indiana - Download All Files (1.4 MB)
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DS4:  Maryland - Download All Files (1.4 MB)
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DS5:  Nebraska - Download All Files (1.5 MB)
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DS6:  Oregon - Download All Files (1.5 MB)
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DS7:  Tennessee - Download All Files (1.4 MB)
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DS8:  Vermont - Download All Files (1.4 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

CBS News. CBS News Primary Election Exit Polls, 1984. ICPSR08425-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08425.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   communist threat, exit polls, presidential candidates, primaries, voter preferences, voters, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   Connecticut, District of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, United States, Vermont

Time Period:  

  • 1984

Date of Collection:  

  • 1984

Universe:   Voters in the 1984 primary election in Vermont, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Each data file contains a weight variable.

Methodology

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8425.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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