This study is provided by Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD).

Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1976 (ICPSR 7699)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and older. This study contains individual-level data from a national sample of over 87,000 eligible voters in November 1976. Included is information on occupation, education, and voter registration status, as well as detailed data on individuals' voting behavior in the November 2, 1976, general election. Information on demographic characteristics, such as ages, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, and Hispanic origin, is available for each respondent.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

Access Notes

  • 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.


Dataset - Download All Files (53.416 MB)

Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1976. ICPSR07699-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-03-26. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07699.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07699.v2

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, demographic characteristics, employment, households, labor force, national elections, occupations, population characteristics, population estimates, unemployment, voter attitudes, voter registration, voters, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1976-11

Date of Collection:   

  • 1976-11

Universe:    Persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in November 1976.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

All records contain weights, which must be used in any analysis.


Sample:    A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-19

Version History:

  • 2008-03-26 The codebook has been updated to include Noninterview Type A-B-C record layouts.

Related Publications


Metadata Exports

If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.

Download Statistics