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American National Election Study, 1984: 1983 Pilot Study (ICPSR 8178)

Principal Investigator(s): Miller, Warren E.; National Election Studies/Center for Political Studies


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. This pilot was conducted to develop new instrumentation for segments of the 1984 American National Election Study. New items were tested on several topics including economic well-being, group identification, values, political participation, and candidate affect. Telephone interviews were conducted in July, with reinterviews in August.

Series: American National Election Study (ANES) Series

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Study Description


Miller, Warren E., and National Election Studies/Center for Political Studies. American National Election Study, 1984: 1983 Pilot Study. ICPSR08178-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08178.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08178.v2

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    candidates, congressional elections, domestic policy, economic conditions, foreign policy, government performance, information sources, national elections, political affiliation, political attitudes, political campaigns, political efficacy, political issues, political participation, public approval, public opinion, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), special interest groups, trust in government, voter expectations, voter history, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1984-07--1984-08

Date of Collection:   

  • 1984-07--1984-08

Universe:    United States citizens who were 18 years of age or older by Election Day, 1982.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    All persons with telephones interviewed in the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDIES, 1982: POST-ELECTION SURVEY FILE (ICPSR 9042) were eligible to be selected for the Pilot Study. All 1982 respondents were stratified initially according to degree of interest in politics and then, within categories of political interest, by degree of urbanicity.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-19

Version History:

  • 1999-11-10 The data are now available in SAS transport and SPSS export formats, in addition to the ASCII version. Variables in the dataset have been renumbered to the following format: 2-digit (or 2-character) prefix + 4 digits + [optional] 1-character suffix. Dataset ID and version variables also have been added. In addition, SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been prepared, the codebook is now available in an ASCII text version, and data collection instruments have been added to the collection as PDF files. Also, the OSIRIS dictionary file is no longer being released.

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