National Black Election Study, 1984 (ICPSR 8938)

Version Date: Feb 18, 1994 View help for published

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James S. (James Sidney) Jackson; Patricia Gurin; Shirley Hatchett


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This survey deals with the attitudes and political preferences of the Black electorate during the 1984 presidential election and contains information on both pre-election and post-election respondents. Questions regarding party identification, political interest, and preferences and choices for president were asked. In addition, respondents were asked about their feelings concerning Jesse Jackson's campaign for the presidency and the effect his campaign had on the election. Information on race and gender issues, economic matters, quality of life, government spending, political participation, and religion and church politics is also included.

Jackson, James S. (James Sidney), Gurin, Patricia, and Hatchett, Shirley. National Black Election Study, 1984. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994-02-18.

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Ford Foundation (855-0338, 840-0462, GA EO 8515), Rockefeller Foundation (RF 84026), Carnegie Corporation
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1984-08 -- 1984-12
1984-08 -- 1984-12
  1. There is also a processed version of the data available in National Black Election Panel Study, 1984 and 1988 (ICPSR 9954). For reasons of confidentiality, variables 1120-1123 were recoded to nines. The data contain dashes(-).


Random digit dialing. More information about the sampling methodology is contained in the article "Telephone Sample Designs for U.S. Black Household Population" by Kathryn M. Inglis, et al. This paper is contained within the study documentation.

All Black households in the United States with telephones.

personal 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:
  • Jackson, James S. (James Sidney), Patricia Gurin, and Shirley Hatchett. National Black Election Study, 1984. ICPSR08938-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989.


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