ANES 1968 Time Series Study (ICPSR 7281)

Published: Nov 10, 2015

Principal Investigator(s):
University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Political Behavior Program


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American National Election Study, 1968

This study is part of a time-series collection of national surveys fielded continuously since 1952. The election studies are designed to present data on Americans' social backgrounds, enduring political predispositions, social and political values, perceptions and evaluations of groups and candidates, opinions on questions of public policy, and participation in political life. A Black supplement of 116 respondents is included with the national cross-section of 1,557 respondents. Additional content areas included in this study were assessment of the respondent's faith in local, state, and national governments, voting on propositions on the ballot, the respondent's attempts to influence others to vote, participation in local school board activities and opinions on local education problems, and placement of political figures on a "feeling thermometer".

University of Michigan. Survey Research Center. Political Behavior Program. ANES 1968 Time Series Study. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-11-10.

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Ford Foundation

1968-09 -- 1969-02

1968-09-06 -- 1968-11-04

1968-11-06 -- 1969-02-24

The SAS transport file was created using the SAS CPORT procedure.

The respondents in this study are divided into two samples -- a national cross-section sample, consisting of 1,557 respondents, and a Black supplement sample of 116 respondents.

United States citizens 18 years of age and older living in private households in the coterminous United States.

personal interviews and mail-in questionnaires

survey data

face-to-face interview

mail questionnaire



2015-11-10 The study metadata was updated.

1999-12-14 The data for this study are now available in SAS transport and SPSS export formats, in addition to the ASCII data file. Variables in the dataset have been renumbered to the following format: 2-digit (or 2-character) year prefix + 4 digits + [optional] 1-character suffix. Dataset ID and version variables have also been added. In addition, SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been created for this collection, and the data collection instruments are now available as a PDF file.

1984-07-06 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 consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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

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