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Miscellaneous Instructional Data Sets, 1912, 1920-1940, 1860-1900

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data, aggregate data
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
election returns; instruction; instructional materials; national elections; referendum; vote count
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains three files of county-level electoral returns for Ohio, Michigan, Nebraska, and New York in the period 1912, and 1920-1940. The data files were prepared for instructional use in the ICPSR Training Program and for graduate-level social science courses at the University of Michigan and other university campuses. They contain social, demographic, electoral, and economic data for various areas of the United States, usually for an extended period of time. Part 1, Ohio Referenda Counties as Units, and Part 2, Ohio Referenda as Units, consist of county-level returns for 42 referenda in the 1912 general election in Ohio. Data are provided for the names of counties, votes in the affirmative, total number of votes, and percentage of the "yes" votes for referenda on issues such as civil juries, capital punishment, governor's veto, workmen's compensation, 8-hour day, removal of elected officials, prison labor, women's suffrage, and taxes. The referenda included many questions considered important in the Progressive Movement. Part 3, Data Sets for Three States (Michigan, Nebraska, and New York), consists of electoral returns for the offices of president, governor, and United States representative, as well as ecological and population characteristics data in the period 1920-1940. Data are provided for the raw votes and percentage of the total votes received by the Democratic, Republican, Progressive, and other parties. Items also provide information on population characteristics, such as the total number of population, voting age population, urban population, and persons of other races, and school attendance and religion. Economic variables provide information on local government expenditures and revenues, agriculture and manufacturing, employment and unemployment, and the total number of banks and bank deposits.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Ohio Referenda - Counties As Units
    • DS2: Ohio Referenda - Referenda As Units
    • DS3: Data Sets for Three States
Geographic Coverage
  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • New York (state)
  • Ohio
  • United States
Sampled Universe
States in the United States in 1912 and 1920 to 1940.
Counties in Ohio in 1912, and 83 counties in Michigan, 93 counties in Nebraska, and 62 counties in New York in the period 1920-1940.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 33 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR00033.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (1984): Miscellaneous Instructional Data Sets, 1912, 1920-1940, 1860-1900. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.