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Convention Delegate Study, 1992: [United States] (ICPSR 6353)

Principal Investigator(s): Herrera, Richard; Miller, Warren E.


These data represent the fifth in a series of data collection efforts begun in 1972 to gather information on the careers and political perspectives of the delegates to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Respondents were asked questions regarding their political participation and preferences, life histories, political goals and expectations, and affiliations with various groups in society. The dataset also documents their attitudes toward political actors such as Jerry Brown, Pat Buchanan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, Robert Dole, Jesse Jackson, Jack Kemp, Ross Perot, Dan Quayle, Pat Robertson, and Paul Tsongas, among many others. Attitudes toward health care, sexual harassment, the role of women in society, term limitations, urban unrest, school prayer, abortion, defense, and minorities are among the issues investigated. Attempts were made to match some items with those employed in the 1992 American National Election Studies. Some items about the Perot candidacy are also included.

Series: Convention Delegate Study Series

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Study Description


Herrera, Richard, and Warren E. Miller. CONVENTION DELEGATE STUDY, 1992: [UNITED STATES]. Conducted by Richard Herrera and Warren E. Miller, Arizona State University. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1995. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06353.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06353.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    biographical data, career expectations, Democratic National Convention, Democratic Party (USA), life history, party delegates, political affiliation, political attitudes, political conventions, political issues, political participation, presidential elections, Republican National Convention, Republican Party (USA)

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1992

Universe:    Delegates to the 1992 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    Census of delegates to the 1992 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. There was a 45 percent response rate.

Data Source:

mail questionnaire

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.

Restrictions: To preserve respondent confidentiality, certain identifying variables have been restricted from general dissemination. Aggregations of this information for statistical purposes that preserve the anonymity of individual respondents can be obtained from ICPSR in accordance with existing servicing policies.


Original ICPSR Release:   1995-12-20

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