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United States Congressional District Data Books, 1961-1965

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : census data, and aggregate data
Creator
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-06-20
Language
English
Free Keywords
census data; congressional districts; congressional elections; demographic characteristics; election returns; political attitudes; political parties; population characteristics; vote count; voter attitudes; voting behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    This study contains selected electoral and aggregate economic, ecological, and demographic data at the congressional district level for districts of the 87th and 88th Congresses in the period 1961-1965. Data are provided for the number of votes cast for the Democratic and the Republican parties, and the percentage of votes cast for the majority party in the biennial elections for United States Representatives in the period 1952-1962, as well as the total votes cast for the office of president, and the number of votes cast for each party's presidential candidate in the 1952, 1956, and 1960 election. Data are also provided for population and housing characteristics, including total population by household, group quarters, institutions, age group, gender, marital status, race, nationality, and urban and rural residency. Additional demographic variables describe the congressional districts in terms of education, income, employment status and occupation, veteran status, births, deaths, and marriages.
  • Methods

    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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 87th Congress
    • DS2: 88th Congress
Temporal Coverage
  • 1961 / 1965
    Time period: 1961--1965
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
United States 87th and 88th congressional districts in the period 1961-1965.
Collection Mode
  • See also the related data collection, UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DATA BOOK FOR THE NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS, 1973 (ICPSR 0011)

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 10 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Sullivan, John L.. Political correlates of social, economic, and religious diversity in the American States. Journal of Politics.35, (1), 70-84.1973.
  • (author unknown). Map for 87th Congressional District Data Book. Ann Arbor: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. 1969.
  • (author unknown). Congressional District Data Book (Districts of the 88th Congress: A Statistical Abstract Supplement). Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1963.
  • (author unknown). Congressional District Data Book (Districts of the 87th Congress): A Statistical Abstracts Supplement. Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1961.

Update Metadata: 2016-01-13 | Issue Number: 7 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): United States Congressional District Data Books, 1961-1965. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00010.v1