National Black Election Study, 1996 (ICPSR 2029)

Version Date: Nov 24, 2004 View help for published

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Katherine Tate, University of California, Irvine


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This data collection provides information on the attitudes and political preferences of the Black electorate during the 1996 presidential election, and contains both pre- and post-election components. A total of 1,216 respondents completed interviews during the pre-election component, 854 of whom were reinterviewed for the post-election component. Questions regarding party identification, political interest, and preferences and choices for president were asked. In addition, respondents were matched to their congressional districts and asked to evaluate their House representatives. Also included were questions regarding social and political values, perceptions and evaluations of candidates and groups, opinions on questions of public policy, participation in political life, race and gender issues, economic matters, quality of life, government spending, and religion and church politics. Demographic information on respondents includes sex, age, education, marital status, income, and occupation and industry.

Tate, Katherine. National Black Election Study, 1996      . [distributor], 2004-11-24.

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National Science Foundation (SBR-9507469)

1996-09-09 -- 1997-01-06
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Stratified random sample.

All Black households in the United States with telephones.

telephone interviews



2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Tate, Katherine. NATIONAL BLACK ELECTION STUDY, 1996. ICPSR version. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University [producer], 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004.

2004-11-24 The principal investigator has resupplied part of the documentation. She has updated the codebook to include a citation that was not available in the previous version.

2004-10-01 The principal investigator has resupplied part of the documentation.