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Voter Research and Surveys/CBS News/New York Times General Election Exit Poll: Regional Files, 1990 (ICPSR 9603) RSS

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Summary:

For this data collection, interviews were conducted with voters in 42 states as they left their polling places on election day, November 6, 1990. Respondents were asked a series of questions about their vote choices in the senate, congressional, and gubernatorial races (as appropriate to their state), and the issues and factors that most influenced those votes. Additional topics covered include the sending of United States troops to the Persian Gulf, limits on the number of years a member of Congress can serve, the plan to reduce the federal budget deficit, approval ratings for George Bush and Congress, 1988 presidential vote, federal defense spending, the death penalty, the savings and loan crisis, the drug problem, and abortion. Demographic information collected includes sex, race, age, religion, education, political party identification, and family income.

Access Notes

  • This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. The data are currently available at . Additional information may be available in Data Collection Notes.

    Each data file contains a weight variable that should be used in any analysis. Weighting for these surveys was computed taking into account the probability of selection, a non-response adjustment, and a ratio estimate to the final vote totals. All weights were reduced by a constant so that the sum of the weights approximates the sample size. Respondents in these regional files are the same as those contained in VOTER RESEARCH AND SURVEYS/CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES GENERAL ELECTION EXIT POLL: NATIONAL FILE, 1990 (ICPSR 9602). The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.

Study Description

Citation

Voter Research and Surveys, CBS News, and The New York Times. Voter Research and Surveys/CBS News/New York Times General Election Exit Poll: Regional Files, 1990. ICPSR09603-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09603.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   abortion, Bush Administration (1989-1993), Bush, George H.W., capital punishment, congressional elections, congressional elections (US Senate), defense spending, demographic characteristics, drug abuse, exit polls, federal budget deficit, gubernatorial elections, issues, Persian Gulf War, presidential performance, public approval, public opinion, savings and loans crisis, voter preferences, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1990-11-06

Date of Collection:  

  • 1990-11-06

Universe:   United States voters participating in the November 6, 1990, national election.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Each data file contains a weight variable that should be used in any analysis. Weighting for these surveys was computed taking into account the probability of selection, a non-response adjustment, and a ratio estimate to the final vote totals. All weights were reduced by a constant so that the sum of the weights approximates the sample size. Respondents in these regional files are the same as those contained in VOTER RESEARCH AND SURVEYS/CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES GENERAL ELECTION EXIT POLL: NATIONAL FILE, 1990 (ICPSR 9602). The data contain blanks and alphabetic characters.

Methodology

Sample:   The election day surveys were conducted at polling places among a sample of voters immediately after they cast their votes. The precincts are a random subsample of those used for estimating election outcome. Sample precincts were selected with probability proportionate to the total vote cast in a recent past election. The sampling frame consisted of all precincts in a state, stratified by party vote and geography. Within precincts, respondents were selected on a systematic random basis. The interviewer had no control over respondent selection.

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 5 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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