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ANES 1970 Time Series Study (ICPSR 7298)

Alternate Title:  American National Election Study, 1970

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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. A Black supplement of 114 respondents is included with the national cross-section of 1,580 respondents. In addition to the usual content, this study included items related to issues of college unrest, government help to minority groups, government action against inflation, and pollution from private industry. The Black respondents were questioned about the formation of a Black political party. This is the first of the national election studies to include respondents 18 to 20 years old and eligible to vote at the time of the interview.

Series: American National Election Study (ANES) Series

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Study Description


University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research. Center for Political Studies. ANES 1970 Time Series Study. ICPSR07298-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-11-10.

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   Affirmative Action, African Americans, campus unrest, candidates, congressional elections, domestic policy, economic conditions, foreign policy, government performance, inflation, information sources, minorities, national elections, Nixon Administration (1969-1974), political affiliation, political attitudes, political campaigns, political efficacy, political issues, political participation, political parties, pollution, presidential elections, public approval, public opinion, special interest groups, trust in government, voter expectations, voter history, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1970

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.


Sample:   This study includes a representative cross-section sample of 1,580 respondents, plus a Black supplement of 114 respondents.

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:

  • 2015-11-10 The study metadata was updated.
  • 1999-12-14 The data for this study are now available in SAS transport and SPSS export formats, in addition to the ASCII data file. Variables in the dataset have been renumbered to the following format: 2-digit (or 2-character) year prefix + 4 digits + [optional] 1-character suffix. Dataset ID and version variables have also been added. Also, SAS and SPSS data definition statements were created for this collection, and the data collection instrument is now available as a PDF file.

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