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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1972 (ICPSR 60)

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


This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force infomation 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. Supplemental data on voter registration status, as well as detailed data on respondets' voting behavior in the November 7, 1972 general election is included. Information on demographic characteristics such as age, sex, race, martial status, veteran status, educational attainment, and household relationship, is available for each respondent.

Series: Current Population Survey Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY: VOTER SUPPLEMENT FILE, 1972. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1992. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00060.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00060.v1

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Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1972-11

Date of Collection:   

  • 1972-11

Universe:    Persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in November 1972.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The data map is provided as an ASCII text file. (2) This file contains a weight, 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

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