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ANES 1960 Time Series Study (ICPSR 7216)

Published: Nov 10, 2015

Principal Investigator(s):
Angus Campbell, University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research. Survey Research Center; Philip Converse, University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research. Survey Research Center


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American National Election Study, 1960

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.

Campbell, Angus, and Converse, Philip. ANES 1960 Time Series Study. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-11-10.

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1960-09 -- 1960-12

1960-09 -- 1960-12

The SAS transport file was created using the SAS CPORT procedure.

The individuals interviewed in 1960 were a representative cross-section of persons of voting age living in private households in the United States. Complications in the sampling procedure were introduced by the fact that the 1960 study was the third wave of a panel study. In 1958, many of the 1956 respondents had moved and could not be reinterviewed at their original addresses. A number of these respondents were interviewed at their new addresses, but were included only in the panel study, not in the cross-section.

United States citizens 18 years of age and older living in private households in the coterminous United States.

survey data

telephone interview



2015-11-10 The study metadata was updated.

1984-05-08 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:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

1999-12-14 The data are now available in SAS transport and SPSS export formats, in addition to the ASCII data file. Variables in this dataset have been renumbered to the following format: 2-digit (or 2-character) prefix + 4 digits + [optional] 1-character suffix. Dataset ID and version variables also have been added. In addition, SAS and SPSS data definition statements have been created, data collection instruments have been added to the collection as a PDF file, and the codebook has been replaced.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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