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American National Election Study, 1988: 1987 Pilot Study (ICPSR 8713)

Principal Investigator(s): Miller, Warren E; National Election Studies/Center for Political Studies


This study is part of a time-series collection of national surveys fielded continuously since 1952. The election studies are designed to present data on Americans' social backgrounds, enduring political predispositions, social and political values, perceptions and evaluations of groups and candidates, opinions on questions of public policy, and participation in political life. This pilot was designed to test instrumentation for the 1988 American National Election Study. The study carries new measures of foreign policy attitudes, system support, and morality. A significant portion of the study is devoted to experiments in question wording and question order effects.

Series: American National Election Study (ANES) Series

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Study Description


Miller, Warren E, and National Election Studies/Center for Political Studies. American National Election Study, 1988: 1987 Pilot Study. ICPSR08713-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08713.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08713.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SOC77-08885, and SES-8341310)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    candidates, congressional elections, domestic policy, economic conditions, foreign policy, government performance, morality, national elections, political affiliation, political attitudes, political campaigns, political efficacy, political issues, political participation, presidential elections, public approval, public opinion, public policy, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), social networks, social values, trust in government, voter expectations, voter history, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1987-05-05--1987-07-02

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987-05-05--1987-07-02

Universe:    Form A respondents to the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1986 (ICPSR 8678).

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Probability sample of the original respondents from the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1986 (ICPSR 8678).

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview


Original ICPSR Release:   1987-10-12

Version History:

  • 1999-11-10 The data are available in SAS transport and SPSS export formats, in addition to the ASCII version of the data. Variables in the dataset have been renumbered to the following format: 2-digit (or 2-character) prefix + 4 digits + [optional] 1-character suffix. Dataset ID and version variables also have been added. In addition, SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been prepared, the codebook is now available in an ASCII text version, and data collection instruments have been added to the collection as PDF files. Also, the OSIRIS dictionary file is no longer being released.

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