ABC News Primary Election Exit Polls, 1985 (ICPSR 8595)

Published: Mar 19, 2007

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These data were collected at polling places in Detroit (Part 1) and New York City (Part 2) as voters exited the polls on Primary Election Day, 1985. In Detroit, topics included vote choices for mayor and city clerk, problems facing the city, the quality of life in Detroit, and Coleman Young's performance as mayor. Voters in New York City were asked how they voted in the mayoral, city council president, and comptroller races. In addition, they were asked to evaluate the quality of life in New York, problems facing the city, and Edward Koch's performance as mayor. Demographic information recorded for all respondents in this collection include sex, age, education, race, income, union membership, and political orientation.

ABC News. ABC News Primary Election Exit Polls, 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-03-19.

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Polling places were chosen by random selection.

Voters in the Detroit and New York City primary elections in September 1985.

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2007-03-19 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

2006-01-18 File CB8595.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.


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