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American National Election Study: 1992-1993 Panel Study on Securing Electoral Success/1993 Pilot Study (ICPSR 6264)

Principal Investigator(s): Rosenstone, Steven J.; Kinder, Donald R.; Miller, Warren E.; National Election Studies


This study is part of a time-series collection of national surveys fielded continuously since 1952. The American National 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 data collection currently encompasses two waves. The first wave is the 1992 Post-Election Survey. In addition to the standard or core content items, respondents were asked their positions on social issues such as altruism, abortion, the death penalty, prayer in the schools, the rights of homosexuals, sexual harassment, women's rights, and feminist consciousness. Other substantive themes included racial and ethnic stereotypes, opinions on school integration and affirmative action, attitudes toward immigrants (particularly Hispanics and Asians), opinions on immigration policy and bilingual education, assessments of United States foreign policy goals, and United States involvement in the Persian Gulf War. The second wave of this panel, the 1993 Pilot Study, was in the field approximately one year after the first wave. It reexamined a number of items from the 1992 study to give as complete a picture as possible of how President Clinton was faring in the eyes of the coalition that had elected him. It also sought to explore in more detail the strength and depth of the Ross Perot phenomenon and, in particular, the reasons behind his continued support. Finally, this second wave of the panel continued the tradition of all pilot studies in seeking to carry out research and development work for the subsequent year's election study. In this regard, the Pilot Study explored the perceived interests of several groups (e.g., wealthy, poor, middle class, Blacks, whites) in areas such as national health insurance, affirmative action, and school choice, attitudes toward homosexuals and about policies affecting homosexuals, and experiments in the survey response form itself.

Series: American National Election Study (ANES) Series

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Study Description


Rosenstone, Steven J., Donald R. Kinder, Warren E. Miller, and National Election Studies. American National Election Study: 1992-1993 Panel Study on Securing Electoral Success/1993 Pilot Study. ICPSR06264-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000.

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-8808361)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    abortion, Affirmative Action, bilingual education, candidates, capital punishment, Clinton Administration (1993-2001), Clinton, Bill, congressional elections, domestic policy, economic conditions, gender issues, government performance, health care, homosexuality, immigration policy, international relations, national elections, older adults, Perot, Ross, Persian Gulf War, political affiliation, political attitudes, political campaigns, political efficacy, political issues, political participation, presidential elections, presidential performance, public approval, public opinion, racial integration, school prayer, sexual harassment, social networks, trust in government, voter expectations, voter history, voting behavior

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1992--1993

Universe:    All United States citizens of voting age on or before November 3, 1992, residing in housing units other than on military reservations in the 48 coterminous states.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Users should note that the number of cases in this file, 1,005, represents the total number of cross-section respondents in the 1992 Post-Election Survey. All of these respondents also participated in the pre-election portion of the 1992 Election Study. All variables from both portions appear in AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1992: PRE- AND POST-ELECTION SURVEY [ENHANCED WITH 1990 AND 1991 DATA] (ICPSR 6067). Only 750 of the respondents participated in the 1993 Pilot Study. Those individuals not reinterviewed in 1993 were assigned missing data codes for all 1993 Pilot Study variables.


Sample:    National multistage area probability sample.

Mode of Data Collection:    computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI)


Original ICPSR Release:   1994-03-10

Version History:

  • 2000-01-25 The data for this study are now available in SAS transport and SPSS export formats in addition to the ASCII data file. Variables in the dataset have been renumbered to the following format: 2-digit (or 2-character) year prefix + 4 digits + [optional] 1-character suffix. Dataset ID and version variables have also been added. In addition, two additional identification variables have been included in the data, and the SAS and SPSS data definition statements and machine-readable codebook have been replaced.

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