Principal Investigator(s): Survey Research Center. Political Behavior Program
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. In addition to the usual content, this study tapped feelings of personal political competence and information regarding the Supreme Court, prepared by Walter Murphy of Princeton University and Joseph Tanenhaus of the University of Iowa. The Supreme Court questions emphasized the respondents' perceptions of the Court's functions, their knowledge and opinions of specific decisions and the general judicial trend they represent, and their evaluations of the Court's attitude toward specific groups and issues such as civil rights, pornography, and religion in the schools.
Survey Research Center. Political Behavior Program. American National Election Study, 1966. ICPSR07259-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07259.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07259.v3
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: candidates, church state separation, civil rights, congressional elections, domestic policy, economic conditions, foreign policy, government performance, information sources, Johnson Administration (1963-1969), national elections, political affiliation, political attitudes, political campaigns, political efficacy, political issues, political participation, pornography, public approval, public opinion, school prayer, special interest groups, trust in government, United States Supreme Court, voter expectations, voter history, voting behavior
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: Citizens of voting age in the continental United States (excluding Alaska and the inhabitants of institutions, hotels, rooming houses, etc.).
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The SAS transport file was created using the SAS CPORT procedure.
Sample: A controlled probability selection of households (defined as related members living together) in 74 primary sampling areas, plus a further controlled probability selection of one of the household respondents.
Mode of Data Collection: telephone interview
- Performed consistency checks.
- Standardized missing values.
- Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
- Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-07-06
- 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. In addition, SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been created, and the data collection instrument is now available as a PDF file.
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