Content Codings of Level of Political Conceptualization, 1956-1988 [United States] (ICPSR 8151)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Paul R. Hagner; John C. Pierce; Kathleen Knight

Version V4

This data collection provides codings of the level of conceptualization for respondents in each of the presidential election year American National Election Studies from 1956 through 1988. These codes are based upon respondent evaluations of the two major political parties and their presidential candidates. The codes were obtained directly from readings of interview protocols for the open-ended questions on parties and candidates rather than from the precoded response categories. Each part consists of two variables, a case identification number and the level of conceptualization code. In addition, the 1984 data (Part 8) contian a third variable indicating the spontaneous mention of Geraldine Ferraro at any point in the likes/dislikes sequence.

Hagner, Paul R., Pierce, John C., and Knight, Kathleen. Content Codings of Level of Political Conceptualization, 1956-1988 [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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1956 -- 1988

1956 -- 1988

These data are most useful when merged with the main election study files (ICPSR numbers 7214, 7216, 7235, 7281, 7010, 7381, 7763, 8298, and 9196).

National multi-stage area probability sample.

Respondents to the American National Election Study Pre- and Post-Election Surveys from 1956 through 1988.

open-end transcriptions of personal interviews

survey data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


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