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State-Level Presidential Election Data for the United States, 1824-1972

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Burnham, W. Dean
  • Flanigan, William
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
candidates; election returns; elections; political attitudes and behavior; political parties; presidential elections; states
  • Abstract

    Raw and percentagized returns for all presidential elections from 1824 to 1972 are included in this state-level data set. Data are presented for major candidates as well as the most significant minor party candidates in each election. The data were matched-merged and the parties fixed-formatted for all states in the file. There are approximately 3,400 card-image equivalents.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1824 / 1972
    Time period: 1824--1972
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 19 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR00019.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Burnham, W. Dean; Flanigan, William (1984): State-Level Presidential Election Data for the United States, 1824-1972. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.