Convention Delegate Study, 1980 [United States] (ICPSR 8367)

Published: Feb 9, 1996

Principal Investigator(s):
Warren E. Miller; M. Kent Jennings; Barbara G. Farah


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These data examine the continuities and changes between 1972 and 1981 in the careers, political participation, issue preferences, and political perspectives of the group of political activists represented by delegates to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions during that period. Questions tap respondent attitudes toward the party and its nomination process, various issues and candidates, and political ideology. Information on the respondent's past political activity and attitudes toward political participation are also included.

Miller, Warren E., Jennings, M. Kent, and Farah, Barbara G. Convention Delegate Study, 1980 [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1996-02-09.

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1972 -- 1980

A continuation of the 1972 Convention Delegate Study (ICPSR 7287).

Census of respondents to 1972 delegate study and all delegates to 1976 and 1980 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

Delegates to 1972, 1976 and 1980 party conventions.

personal interviews, and mail questionnaires

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