SETUPS: Voting Behavior: The 1992 Election (ICPSR 6125)

Published: Oct 11, 1993

Principal Investigator(s):
Charles Prysby, University of North Carolina; Carmine Scavo, East Carolina University


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This Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science (SETUPS) module is designed as an introduction to the study of elections, voting behavior, and survey data through the analysis of the 1992 United States general election. The data are taken from the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1992: PRE- AND POST-ELECTION SURVEY (ICPSR 6067), conducted by Warren E. Miller, Donald R. Kinder, Steven J. Rosenstone, and the National Election Studies. A subset of items including behavioral, attitudinal, and sociodemographic data were drawn from the full election survey.

Prysby, Charles, and Scavo, Carmine. SETUPS: Voting Behavior: The 1992 Election. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1993-10-11.

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1992 -- 1993

The data for this instructional subset are distributed by ICPSR through an arrangement with the American Political Science Association (APSA). Manuals for use with the data are available from the APSA Division of Educational Affairs. Arrangements have been made for individuals at ICPSR member institutions to obtain a bulk order discount on the price of the manuals supplied by the APSA. Faculty should notify the APSA of eligibility for the discount and insure that the bookstore order form also indicates ICPSR membership.

National multistage area probability sample.

All United States citizens of voting age on or before November 3, 1992, residing in housing units other than on military reservations in the 48 coterminous states.

personal interviews



1993-10-11 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


  • This study is intended for instructional use, and may be subsets of the original data. Variables and/or cases may have been removed to facilitate classroom use.

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

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