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CBS News/LOS ANGELES TIMES California Primary Day Survey, 1978 (ICPSR 7816)

Principal Investigator(s): CBS News; Los Angeles Times


CBS News and the Los Angeles Times cooperated in conducting a survey of California voters on primary election day, June 6, 1978. As they left the polling place, 2,482 randomly selected voters were asked to fill out a questionnaire. Respondents were queried regarding how they had voted on Proposition 13, the reasons for their vote, and how they felt the proposition would affect the state. Preferences for gubernatorial candidates were also elicited. Demographic information includes age, sex, race, political orientation, religion, education, income, length of residence in California, and labor union affiliation. This dataset was made available to the ICPSR by the Election and Survey Unit of CBS News.

Series: CBS News/New York Times Poll Series

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Study Description


CBS News/Los Angeles Times. CBS NEWS/LOS ANGELES TIMES CALIFORNIA PRIMARY DAY SURVEY, 1978. New York, NY: CBS News [producer], 1978. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1981. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07816.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07816.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    elections, property taxes, Proposition 13 (California), voter attitudes, voting behavior, voters

Geographic Coverage:    California, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1978

Date of Collection:   

  • 1978-06-06

Universe:    California voters in the primary election on June 6, 1978.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

This file contains a weight variable with three implied decimal places. This weight must be used in any analysis.


Sample:    Sample voting precincts were selected with a probability proportionate to the total vote cast in a recent past election. Within precincts, respondents were selected on a systematic random basis.

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-08


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