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Perceptions of the 1963 Presidential Transition (ICPSR 7231)

Principal Investigator(s): Survey Research Center


This study contains a subset of items from the SURVEY OF CONSUMER FINANCES, 1964 (ICPSR 7444) that focused on the public's perception of the presidential transition subsequent to the assassination of President Kennedy. Variables assessed respondents' political preferences and opinions of the Johnson administration as compared with Kennedy's. Other questions probed the respondents' views on business conditions, unemployment, and foreign policy. Demographic variables include sex, age, race, religious preference, party identification, education, income, and occupation.

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Study Description


Survey Research Center. PERCEPTIONS OF THE 1963 PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION. Conducted by University of Michigan, Survey Research Center, Political Behavior Program. 2nd ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1973. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07231.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07231.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    assassinations, domestic policy, economic conditions, foreign affairs, government performance, Johnson Administration (1963-1969), Johnson, Lyndon, Kennedy Administration (1961-1963), Kennedy, John F., perceptions, political attitudes, political expectations, presidents, United States

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1964

Date of Collection:   

  • 1964

Universe:    Household units in the United States.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

1) The first ICPSR edition of this study was released in 1968 and entitled "The Kennedy Study". The sample is self-weighting. 2) The frequencies are provided by ICPSR 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 Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Sample:    Multistage, stratified, clustered sample obtained by area probability sampling. Within each household that fell into the sample, the household head was selected for interviewing, and spouses were interviewed if household heads were not available.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Extent of Processing:   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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-20


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