SETUPS: Voting Behavior: The 1996 Election

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Prysby, Charles
  • Scavo, Carmine
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • SETUPS Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
candidates; civil rights; computer programs; economic conditions; foreign policy; government; government performance; instructional materials; media coverage; national elections; political attitudes; political participation; politics; public image; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science (SETUPS) module is designed as an introduction to the study of elections, voting behavior, and survey data through the analysis of the 1996 United States general election. The data are taken from the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1996: PRE- AND POST-ELECTION SURVEY (ICPSR 6896), conducted by Steven J. Rosenstone, Warren E. Miller, Donald R. Kinder, and the National Election Studies. A subset of items was drawn from the full election survey, including questions on voting behavior, political involvement, media involvement, candidate images, presidential approval and government performance, economic conditions, ideology, general spending and taxation, social welfare policy, foreign policy and defense issues, social and other domestic issues, civil rights and equality, and general orientations toward government. A number of social and demographic characteristics such as gender, race, age, marital status, education, occupation, income, religious affiliation, region, and employment status are also included.
  • 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: Main Data File
    • DS10: Diskette D00303
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1996
  • 1996 / 1997
    Collection date: 1996--1997
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All United States citizens of voting age on or before November 5, 1996, residing in housing units other than on military reservations in the 48 coterminous states.
National multistage area probability sample.
Collection Mode
  • The data for this instructional subset are distributed by ICPSR through an arrangement with the American Political Science Association (APSA). Manuals for use with the data are available from the APSA Division of Educational Affairs.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2000 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Prysby, Charles, Scavo, Carmine. Setups: Voting Behavior: The 1996 Election. Washington, DC: American Political Science Association. 1997.

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