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Voter Research and Surveys General Election Exit Poll: State Files, 1990 (ICPSR 9604) 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. Respondents were also asked if they approved of the way George Bush was handling his job as president, how they voted in the 1988 presidential election, and what their views on abortion were. Questions regarding the various referenda and propositions on the ballot and other issues specific to the respondent's state also were asked. 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 Voter Research and Surveys General Election Exit Poll: State Files, 1990. 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. The collection contains respondents from state exit poll samples, augmented with respondents from a national sample, 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. Voter Research and Surveys General Election Exit Poll: State Files, 1990. ICPSR9604-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR9604.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   abortion, Bush Administration (1989-1993), Bush, George H.W., congressional elections, elections, exit polls, gubernatorial elections, issues, presidential elections, presidential performance, public approval, public opinion, voter preferences, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (state), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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. The collection contains respondents from state exit poll samples, augmented with respondents from a national sample, 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.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms

Version(s)

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 43 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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