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National Black Election Study Series

Investigator(s): James S. Jackson, Patricia Gurin, and Shirley J. Hatchett

The National Black Election Study series was developed by the Program for Research on Black Americans at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. It was begun in the spring of 1984 with funds from the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Carnegie Corporation. The purpose of this data series was to provide large-scale scientific surveys and make possible in-depth investigation of the political attitudes, perceptions, and electoral behaviors of a large, representative national sample of adult Black Americans. The studies permit analyses and change in the Black community on a scale that had not been possible before the series began. The relatively large samples permit some exploration of special subgroups, in addition to the examination of demographic and socioeconomic subgroups. It also provides the capability of monitoring change in Black politics. The survey design involves pre- and post-election interviews undertaken in presidential election years. Data are provided on the political attitudes and political preferences and choices of adult Black voters and their choices for president in the presidential elections.

Most Recent Studies

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Most Recent Publications

2014
Gleason, Shane A.,  Stout, Christopher T. Whose empowering who: Exploring the causal relationship between descriptive representation and Black empowerment. Journal of Black Studies.
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2010
Fhagen-Smith, Peony E.,  Vandiver, Beverly J.,  Worrell, Frank C.,  Cross, William E., Jr. . (Re)examining racial identity attitude differences across gender, community type, and socioeconomic status among African American college students. Identity. 10, (3), 164-180.
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2010
Swain, Randall D. Shall we march on?: An analysis of non-electoral participation in the Black community in the post-civil rights era. Journal of Black Studies. 40, (4), 566-582.
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2009
Philpot, Tasha S.,  Shaw, Daron R.,  McGowen, Ernest B. Winning the race: Black voter turnout in the 2008 presidential election. Public Opinion Quarterly. 73, (5), 995-1022.
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2007
Smith, Millie Denise . The effects of race, racial consciousness, and income on political trust. Dissertation, University of Texas at Dallas.
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2006
Austin, Algernon . Achieving Blackness: Race, Black Nationalism, and Afrocentrism in the Twentieth Century. New York: New York University Press.
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2003
Tate, Katherine . Black Faces in the Mirror: African Americans and Their Representatives in the U.S. Congress . Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
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2003
Tate, Katherine . Black Opinion on the Legitimacy of Racial Redistricting and Minority-Majority District. American Political Science Review. 97, (1), 45-56.
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2001
Hyers, Lauri L. A secondary survey analysis study of African American ethnic identity orientations in two national samples. Journal of Black Psychology. 27, (2), 139-171.
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2001
Tate, Katherine . The political representation of blacks in Congress: Does race matter?. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 26, (4), 623-638.
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