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Southern Primary and General Election Data, 1920-1949 (ICPSR 71)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Alexander Heard; Donald S. Strong

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These data were originally collected as part of a study of the electoral process in the South conducted by the Bureau of Public Administration at the University of Alabama. The collection contains county-level electoral returns for selected general and primary elections in 11 southern states (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) for the period 1920-1949. Data are provided for raw vote totals and selected percentages for candidates in gubernatorial, senatorial, and, occasionally, presidential elections. Information on these primary election returns was provided mostly for Democratic nominations, but some variables also provide information for a few Republican primaries. Additional information is provided for returns for selected referenda and poll tax payments.

Heard, Alexander, and Strong, Donald S. Southern Primary and General Election Data, 1920-1949. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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1920 -- 1949

See also the related data collection SOUTHERN PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION DATA, 1946-1972 [ICPSR 0072].

Counties in 11 southern states of the United States in the period 1920-1949.

Heard, Alexander, and Donald S. Strong (eds.). SOUTHERN PRIMARIES AND ELECTIONS, 1920-1949. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1950.

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2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 12 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

1984-06-19 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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