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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1974 (ICPSR 7558) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and older. Individual-level data from a national sample of over 95,000 eligible voters in November 1974 were collected for this study. Included is information on occupation, education, and voter registration status, and detailed data on individuals' voting behavior in the November 5, 1974, general election. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, and Hispanic origin, is available for each respondent.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Citation

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY: VOTER SUPPLEMENT FILE, 1974. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07558.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, demographic characteristics, employment, households, labor force, national elections, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment, voter attitudes, voter registration, voters, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1974-11

Date of Collection:  

  • 1974-11

Universe:   Persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in November 1974.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) All records contain weights, which must be used in any analysis. (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Sample:   A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units.

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personal interviews

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.

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