Southern Grassroots Party Activists Project, 1991-1992: [United States] (ICPSR 6307)

Published: Dec 12, 1997

Principal Investigator(s):
Charles D. Hadley; Lewis Bowman

Version V2

This data collection is a study of politics at the grassroots level. The immediate goal of the project was to describe the contemporary situation of grassroots party activism and organization in 11 southern states. States included in this cooperative effort are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. From surveys of county party members and chairs in 1991, extended to party national convention delegates in 1992, the data gathered focus on the party position of the activists, recruitment to political activism, incentives to party activism, history of personal political involvement, campaign activities of the activists' organizations and their members, the degree of hierarchy in the party organization, selected political, social, and economic attitudes, perceptions of the condition of the parties and party system, and social backgrounds, including an extensive focus on religion. Demographic variables include age, gender, ethnicity, occupation, education, and family income.

Hadley, Charles D., and Bowman, Lewis. Southern Grassroots Party Activists Project, 1991-1992: [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1997-12-12.

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National Science Foundation (SES-9009846)

1991 -- 1992

1991 -- 1992

The codebook, data collection instrument, and frequencies are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Random sample of political party committee members, chairpersons, and national delegates.

Political party activists in the southern United States.

self-enumerated questionnaires

survey data



1997-12-12 The data now include delegate and superdelegate respondents, adding 1,013 cases, and some variables were recoded to ensure respondent confidentiality. Also, the codebook, data collection instrument, and frequencies are now available as a PDF file.


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

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