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Southern Primary and General Election Data, 1946-1972

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • Bartley, Numan V.
  • Graham, Hugh D.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
candidates; counties; demographic characteristics; election returns; elections; gubernatorial elections; national elections; political attitudes; political parties; presidential elections; primaries; state elections; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This study constitutes a continuation of the effort to gather information on the southern electoral process (see also SOUTHERN PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION DATA, 1920-1949 [ICPSR 0071]). The data consist of county-level returns for selected primary and general elections contested in 11 southern states (Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Tennessee) from 1944-1972. Data are provided for raw vote totals for candidates in presidential, gubernatorial, and senatorial elections, as well as for selected popular referenda returns in this period. In addition, there are variables that describe the demographic and geographic nature of each county included in this study.
  • 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


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Virginia, 1944-1972
    • DS2: Alabama, 1944-1972
    • DS3: Arkansas, 1944-1972
    • DS4: Florida, 1944-1972
    • DS5: Georgia, 1944-1972
    • DS6: Louisiana, 1944-1972
    • DS7: Mississippi, 1944-1972
    • DS8: North Carolina, 1944-1972
    • DS9: South Carolina, 1944-1972
    • DS10: Texas, 1944-1972
    • DS11: Tennessee, 1944-1972
Temporal Coverage
  • 1944 / 1972
    Time period: 1944--1972
Geographic Coverage
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Virginia
Sampled Universe
Counties in 11 southern states of the United States in the period 1944-1972.
2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 12 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 72 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR00072.v1
  • Todd, John R., Ellis, Kay Dickenson. Analyzing factional patterns in state politics: Texas, 1944-1972. Social Science Quarterly.55, (3), 718-731.1974.

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

Bartley, Numan V.; Graham, Hugh D. (1984): Southern Primary and General Election Data, 1946-1972. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.