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SETUPS: Voting Behavior: The 1992 Election (ICPSR 6125)

Principal Investigator(s): Prysby, Charles, University of North Carolina; Scavo, Carmine, East Carolina University


This Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science (SETUPS) module is designed as an introduction to the study of elections, voting behavior, and survey data through the analysis of the 1992 United States general election. The data are taken from the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1992: PRE- AND POST-ELECTION SURVEY (ICPSR 6067), conducted by Warren E. Miller, Donald R. Kinder, Steven J. Rosenstone, and the National Election Studies. A subset of items including behavioral, attitudinal, and sociodemographic data were drawn from the full election survey.

Series: SETUPS Series

Access Notes

  • This study is intended for instructional use, and may be subsets of the original data. Variables and/or cases may have been removed to facilitate classroom use.

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Please log in so we can determine if you are with a member institution and have access to these data files.


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Study Description


Prysby, Charles, and Carmine Scavo. SETUPS: VOTING BEHAVIOR: THE 1992 ELECTION. Greensboro, NC: Charles Prysby, University of North Carolina, and Greenville, NC: Carmine Scavo, East Carolina University [producers], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06125.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06125.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    computer programs, elections, government, instructional materials, national elections, political attitudes, political participation, politics, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1992

Date of Collection:   

  • 1992--1993

Universe:    All United States citizens of voting age on or before November 3, 1992, residing in housing units other than on military reservations in the 48 coterminous states.

Data Collection Notes:

The data for this instructional subset are distributed by ICPSR through an arrangement with the American Political Science Association (APSA). Manuals for use with the data are available from the APSA Division of Educational Affairs. Arrangements have been made for individuals at ICPSR member institutions to obtain a bulk order discount on the price of the manuals supplied by the APSA. Faculty should notify the APSA of eligibility for the discount and insure that the bookstore order form also indicates ICPSR membership.


Sample:    National multistage area probability sample.

Data Source:

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.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1993-10-11

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