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American National Election Study: 1989 Pilot Study (ICPSR 9295)

Principal Investigator(s): Miller, Warren E.; National Election 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. The 1989 Pilot Study, like its predecessors, provides an opportunity to refine existing National Election Study measures and to develop and test new instrumentation. These data include new measures of religious identity and the political salience of religion, media exposure and the type of information recalled, and individualism represented by predispositions to autonomy, self-reliance, laissez-faire, and limited government. A significant portion of the study is devoted to experiments contrasting different instrumentation for issue questions. New items on gun control, abortion, and the Alaska oil spill also are included.

Series: American National Election Study (ANES) Series

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Study Description


Miller, Warren E., and National Election Studies. American National Election Study: 1989 Pilot Study. ICPSR09295-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09295.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09295.v2

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-8341310 and SES-8808361)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, candidates, congressional elections, domestic policy, economic conditions, foreign policy, government performance, gun control, national elections, oil spills, political affiliation, political attitudes, political campaigns, political efficacy, political issues, political participation, presidential elections, public approval, public opinion, public policy, Reagan Administration (1981-1989), religious beliefs, social networks, social values, trust in government, voter expectations, voter history, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1989-07--1989-10

Date of Collection:   

  • 1989-07--1989-10

Universe:    Respondents to the 1988 Pre/Post-Election Survey who completed both the pre- and post-election interview and provided their telephone numbers.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The 1989 Pilot Study is a reinterview of a subset of respondents to the 1988 election study, and data from the 1988 election study for those respondents are included here. Documentation for these 1988 data are not provided with the Pilot Study, however, but can be found in the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1988: PRE- AND POST-ELECTION SURVEY (CPS EARLY RELEASE VERSION) documentation (ICPSR 9196). Users needing a copy of the 1988 early release documentation should so inform Member Services when ordering.


Sample:    A dual sampling procedure combining an equal probability sample with an oversample disproportionately allocated across five strata defined by the Political Information Index was used.

Mode of Data Collection:    telephone interview


Original ICPSR Release:   1990-03-02

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