Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1980 (ICPSR 7875)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


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This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and older. Individual-level data were gathered from a national sample of over 189,000 persons in November 1980. Included is information on household composition and type of residence, occupational and demographic details, and voting behavior in the November 1980 general election. Items available include voting status, registration status, reasons for not voting, reasons for not registering, and length of time living at same address. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, and Hispanic origin, is available for each respondent.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Current Population Survey:  Voter Supplement File, 1980 . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16.

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A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. Approximately 77,000 household were selected for the sample.

Persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in November 1980.

personal interviews

survey data




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