American National Election Study: 1997 Pilot Study (ICPSR 2282)

Version Date: Oct 7, 1999 View help for published

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Steven J. Rosenstone; Virginia Sapiro; Warren E. Miller; Donald R. Kinder; National Election Studies

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02282.v2

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The 1997 Pilot Study is part of the National Election Studies (NES) effort to develop new instrumentation. Previous pilot studies were conducted in 1979, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, and 1995. As in earlier pilot studies (except for 1979), the 1997 study respondents were a subset of the previous year's traditional time-series respondents. This study is a one-wave reinterview of a randomly-selected subset of respondents with telephones from the fresh cross-section portion of the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1996: POST-ELECTION SURVEY (ICPSR 6896). The 1997 Pilot Study was conducted between September 5 and October 1, 1997. Specific topic areas in the study include: (1) a battery designed to improve NES instrumentation on nonelectoral political participation and mobilization, (2) testing of NES instrumentation on group closeness, group difference, and group conflict as a basis of current mass politics, and group threat as a basis of group-based politics, (3) evaluations of the president, Congress, and the Supreme Court using a new battery of items, and (4) the role of religion in citizens' political thinking. The use of Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) enabled a number of experimental treatments within the survey instrumentation, including random assignment, early-late placement, and presentation order. In addition, rosters of items, such as the thermometer, were randomized in administration to minimize order effects.

Rosenstone, Steven J., Sapiro, Virginia, Miller, Warren E., Kinder, Donald R., and National Election Studies. American National Election Study: 1997 Pilot Study. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999-10-07. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02282.v2

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National Science Foundation (SBR-9317631, SES-9209410, SES-9009379, SES-8808361,SES-8341310, SES-8207580, and SOC-77-08885)
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1997
1997-09-05 -- 1997-10-01

This dataset also includes data from AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1996: PRE- AND POST-ELECTION SURVEY (ICPSR 6896). Users should also consult the codebook for ICPSR 6896 when using this dataset.

The sample consisted of a randomly-selected subset of respondents with telephones from the fresh cross-section portion of ICPSR 6896. The balance of cases consisted of respondents from two previous waves, the 1992 and 1994 panels, for which telephone numbers were available and a post-election interview was conducted in 1996. Each of these panel components was represented proportionally in the initial sample for 1997. The initial sample consisted of 724 respondents from 1996, and 551 of these respondents completed an interview in 1997. The response rate was thus .76 (551/724). The number of refusals was 22. The remainder of the noninterviews were persons with whom contact was never made, or who were unavailable during the study period, for reasons such as illness or absence from home.

A subset of respondents with telephones from the cross-section portion of AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1996: PRE- AND POST-ELECTION SURVEY (ICPSR 6896).

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1998-03-20

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Rosenstone, Steven J., Virginia Sapiro, Warren E. Miller, Donald R. Kinder, and National Election Studies. American National Election Study: 1997 Pilot Study. ICPSR02282-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02282.v2

1999-10-07 Variables in the dataset have been renumbered to the following format: 2-digit (or 2-character) prefix + 4 digits + [optional] 1-character suffix. The SAS and SPSS data definition statements and codebook have been revised accordingly. The data are now available in SAS transport and SPSS export formats in addition to the ASCII data file.

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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. Please see version history for more details.
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