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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1972

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Current Population Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; demographic characteristics; employment; Hispanic origins; households; labor force; national elections; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment; voter attitudes; voter registration; voters; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force infomation for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation and industry of persons 14 years old and older. Supplemental data on voter registration status, as well as detailed data on respondets' voting behavior in the November 7, 1972 general election is included. Information on demographic characteristics such as age, sex, race, martial status, veteran status, educational attainment, and household relationship, is available for each respondent.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1972-11
  • Collection date: 1972-11
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in November 1972.
A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The data map is provided as an ASCII text file. (2) This file contains a weight, which must be used in any analysis.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 60 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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  • Nagler, Jonathan. The effect of registration laws and education on U.S. voter turnout. American Political Science Review.85, (4), 1393-1405.1991.
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  • Duncan, Otis Dudley, Stenbeck, Magnus. Panels and cohorts: Design and model in the study of voting turnout. Sociological Methodology.18, 1-35.1988.
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  • Sharrard, George Patrick. The Motivation of Non-Voters in American Presidential Elections. Dissertation, New York University. 1987.
  • (author unknown). Voting and Registration Highlights from the Current Population Survey: 1964 to 1980. Current Population Reports: P-23, Special Studies.131, Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1984.
  • Sterling, Carleton W.. Time-off laws and voter turnout. Polity.16, (1), 143-149.1983.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Boyd, Richard W.. Decline of U.S. voter turnout: Structural explanations. American Politics Quarterly.9, (2), 133-159.1981.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X8100900201 (DOI)
  • McMillen, Marilyn M.. A Demographic Approach to Social Accounting. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1981.
  • Wolfinger, Raymond E., Rosenstone, Steven J., McIntosh, Richard A.. Presidential and congressional voters compared. American Politics Quarterly.9, (2), 245-256.1981.
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  • Wolfinger, Raymond E., Rosenstone, Steven J.. Who Votes?. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1980.
  • Schaefer, Richard T.. Racial and Ethnic Groups. Boston, MA: Little, Brown. 1979.
  • Rosenstone, Steven J., Wolfinger, Raymond E.. The effect of registration laws on voter turnout. American Political Science Review.72, (1), 22-45.1978.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Bone, Hugh A., Ranney, Austin. Politics and Voters, 4th edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. 1976.
  • Rosenstone, Steven J., Wolfinger, Raymond. The Effect of Registration Laws on Voter Turnout. Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.Chicago, IL. 1976.
  • Wolfinger, Raymond E., Shapiro, Martin, Greenstein, Fred I.. Dynamics of American Politics, 1st edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1976.
  • Dodge, Richard W.. Voting and Registration in the Election of November 1972. Current Population Reports: Series P-20, population characteristics.253, Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1973.

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1972. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.