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American National Election Study, 1952 (ICPSR 7213) RSS

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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.

Series: American National Election Study (ANES) Series

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Study Description

Citation

Campbell, Angus, and Gerald Gurin. American National Election Study, 1952. ICPSR07213-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07213.v3

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   candidates, congressional elections, domestic policy, economic conditions, foreign policy, government performance, information sources, national elections, political affiliation, political attitudes, political campaigns, political efficacy, political issues, political participation, presidential elections, public approval, public opinion, special interest groups, Truman Administration (1945-1953), trust in government, voter expectations, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1952-09--1952-12

Universe:   United States citizens 18 years of age and older living in private households in the coterminous United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The SAS transport file was created using the SAS CPORT procedure.

The codebook is provided as an ASCII file, and the data collection instruments are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

Methodology

Sample:   The individuals interviewed were a representative cross-section of persons of voting age living in private households in the continental United States. For the sample, the 12 largest metropolitan areas of the United States were drawn with certainty to represent themselves. The rest of the country was formed into 54 strata. From each stratum, one primary sampling area was chosen. The 26 areas not representing "open country" were further substratified according to rental value and dwelling units per block, and probability selections of blocks were then made from these substrata.

Mode of Data Collection:   face-to-face interview, telephone interview

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 consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Version History:

  • 1999-12-14 The data are now available in SAS transport and SPSS export formats, in addition to the ASCII data file. Variables in this 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 created, the data collection instruments have been added to the collection as a PDF file, and the codebook has been replaced.

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