Southern Primary and General Election Data, 1946-1972 (ICPSR 72)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Numan V. Bartley; Hugh D. Graham

Version V1

This study constitutes a continuation of the effort to gather information on the southern electoral process (see also SOUTHERN PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION DATA, 1920-1949 [ICPSR 0071]). The data consist of county-level returns for selected primary and general elections contested in 11 southern states (Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee) from 1944-1972. Data are provided for raw vote totals for candidates in presidential, gubernatorial, and senatorial elections, as well as for selected popular referenda returns in this period. In addition, there are variables that describe the demographic and geographic nature of each county included in this study.

Bartley, Numan V., and Graham, Hugh D. Southern Primary and General Election Data, 1946-1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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1944 -- 1972

Counties in 11 southern states of the United States in the period 1944-1972.

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aggregate data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 12 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

1984-06-19 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:

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