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ANES 1982 Time Series Study (ICPSR 9042)

Alternate Title:   American National Election Studies, 1982: Post-Election Survey File

Principal Investigator(s): Miller, Warren E., University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research. Center for Political Studies; 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. In addition to the usual content, other items included an evaluation of President Ronald Reagan's performance in office, his personal qualities, and the respondent's own feelings toward him.

Series: American National Election Study (ANES) Series

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Study Description


Miller, Warren E., and National Election Studies/Center for Political Studies. ANES 1982 Time Series Study. ICPSR09042-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-11-10. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09042.v3

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09042.v3

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-8207580)

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, presidential elections, presidential performance, 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:   

  • 1982-11-03--1983-01-31

Date of Collection:   

  • 1982-11-03--1983-01-31

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The 1982 Election Study had two components: (a) a traditional face-to-face post-election survey, and (b) an experimental post-election survey using computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI). Only the personal interview data are included in this data collection. An integrated file containing both personal and telephone data is available as NATIONAL ELECTION STUDIES METHOD COMPARISON PROJECT, 1982 (ICPSR 8233).


Sample:    Data for the 1982 National Election Study were obtained by interviewing, in person, individuals living in households in the coterminous United States, exclusive of households on military reservations. The 74 primary areas of the SRC national sample include 12 major metropolitan areas, 32 other standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSAs), and 30 counties or county-groups representing the nonmetropolitan or rural portions of the country. At the overall rate of 1:35,360, a sample of 2,278 housing units was drawn. These are the dwellings where interviewers called in 1982 to attempt interviews with one objectively-selected eligible person. The selections were thinly spread, averaging only one or two from a sample block.

Mode of Data Collection:    face-to-face interview, telephone interview


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-19

Version History:

  • 2015-11-10 The study metadata was updated.
  • 1999-10-07 The data are available in SAS transport and SPSS export formats in addition to the ASCII data file, and the card image data are no longer being released, Also, the variables in this dataset have been renumbered to the following format: 2 digit (or 2-character) prefix + 4 digits + [optional] 1-character suffix and the SPSS data definition statements were revised accordingly. In addition, SAS data definition statements are now available for this collection, as well as a PDF data collection instrument.

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