Voter News Service Presidential Primary Exit Polls, 1996 (ICPSR 2015)

Principal Investigator(s):
Voter News Service

This data collection has been deaccessioned; it is no longer distributed by ICPSR. These data are currently available at Voter News Service Presidential Primary Exit Polls, 1996.

Additional information may be available in Collection Notes.

Illinois and New Hampshire each have two datasets, one for the Democratic primary election and one for the Republican primary election.

For this data collection, voters were interviewed as they left their polling places after voting in either the Democratic or Republican primary in 29 states in March 1996. Respondents were asked a series of questions covering presidential choice and were asked to identify the most important issues and factors that influenced that choice. Other topics included the Religious Right, education, abortion, immigration, affirmative action, and United States trade. The national primary files (Parts 32-35) are a combination of the state sample precincts for primary elections taking place on March 5, March 12, March 19, and March 26, 1996. Demographic information includes sex, race, age, family income, religion, education, and party identification.

This data collection may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to learn the identity of any person or establishment is prohibited.

1996-03

1996-03

Illinois and New Hampshire each have two datasets, one for the Democratic primary election and one for the Republican primary election.

The state samples were selected in two stages: First, a probability sample of voting precincts was selected to represent the different geographic areas across the state and the vote by party. Precincts that voted more Republican in the past were sampled at a higher rate than precincts that voted more Democratic (except in Illinois and New Hampshire, where Voter News Service interviewed Democrats and Republicans). Second, within each sample precinct, voters were sampled systematically throughout the voting day at a rate that gave all voters in a precinct the same chance of being interviewed.

Longitudinal: Trend / Repeated Cross-section

United States voters on Primary Day 1996 in 29 states.

personal and telephone interviews

survey data

1997-09-19

2014-05-08

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 36 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

1999-04-26 The data collection instruments are now available as part of the PDF codebook.