National Survey of Callers to the Perot 1-800 Numbers, 1992 (ICPSR 2809)

Published: Oct 1, 1999 View help for published

Principal Investigator(s): View help for Principal Investigator(s)
Ronald B. Rapoport; Walter J. Stone

Version V1

This survey of a national sample of callers to the H. Ross Perot 1-800-number telephone bank queried respondents regarding the 1992 presidential campaign and election, their level of involvement in candidate campaigns, and their stance on a range of political and social issues. The data were collected in two waves, with the first survey fielded in early September 1992, after Perot had dropped out of the presidential race on July 16, 1992, and the second survey fielded following the November 3, 1992, presidential and general election. A series of questions addressed the current and former campaigns of President George Bush, Vice President Dan Quayle, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton, Tennessee Senator Al Gore, Reform Party founder Ross Perot, retired Vice Admiral James Stockdale, conservative commentator Pat Buchanan, Nebraska Senator Bob Kerrey, former California Governor Jerry Brown, former Massachusetts Senator Paul Tsongas, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Iowa Senator Tom Harkin, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, and Texas Senator Lloyd Bentsen. Respondents were asked for their overall opinions of each of these candidates. They were also asked whether they had in the past or would in the future actively campaign for the candidates, make financial contributions to their campaign funds, and/or encourage others to volunteer for the campaigns. Respondents' views were also sought on abortion, affirmative action, national health insurance, a balanced budget, limits on foreign imports, government regulation of pollution, decreased United States involvement in foreign affairs, term limits, a federal gas tax, and Social Security benefits. Respondents surveyed after the November election were asked additional questions regarding voter choice and and the outcome of the general election. Background information on respondents includes age, sex, race, political party, political orientation, religion, education, family income, military service record, marital status, employment status, spouse's employment status, age of children in household, and interest group membership.

Rapoport, Ronald B., and Stone, Walter J. National Survey of Callers to the Perot 1-800 Numbers, 1992. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999-10-01.

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote

The data are provided as an SPSS portable file.

Variables with the suffix "2a" correspond to the first wave of the survey, conducted in early September 1992. Variables with the suffix "2b", correspond to the second wave, conducted after the November 3, 1992, election.

This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity.



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:
  • Rapoport, Ronald B., and Walter J. Stone. NATIONAL SURVEY OF CALLERS TO THE PEROT 1-800 NUMBERS, 1992. ICPSR02809-v1. Minnetonka, MN: National Computer Systems [producer], 1993. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

ICPSR logo

This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.