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Florida Primary Study, 1972 (ICPSR 7253)

Principal Investigator(s): Meyer, Philip


Respondents to this study filled out questionnaires as they left polling places during the 1972 primary elections in Florida. Questions dealt with respondents' votes in the Republican and Democratic primaries, their ratings of President Richard Nixon, their opinions on several state and national issues, and demographic information such as age, race, sex, education, religion, and family income.

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Study Description


Meyer, Philip. FLORIDA PRIMARY STUDY, 1972. Conducted by Philip Meyer, Knight Newspapers, Inc., Washington Bureau. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1972. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07253.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07253.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    Democratic Party (USA), elections, Nixon Administration (1969-1974), Nixon, Richard, political attitudes, pollution, primaries, Republican Party (USA), school busing, school desegregation, Vietnam War, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    Florida, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1972

Date of Collection:   

  • 1972

Universe:    Florida voters in the 1972 primary elections.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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Sample:    Volunteer sample (self-selected).

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-08



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