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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1996

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

    This survey provides data on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years and over. Personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Hispanic origin are also provided. Questions unique to this supplement pertain to citizenship, voting status, and registration status and are asked of household members 18 years of age and over.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1996-11
  • Collection date: 1996-11
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe consists of all persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.
A national probability sample was used in selecting household units. About 48,000 housing units were contacted. The sample was located in 754 sample areas comprising 2,121 counties, minor civil divisions, and independent cities with coverage in every state and in the District of Columbia.
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
  • 2205 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02205.v1
  • Vonnahme, Greg. Registration deadlines and turnout in context. Political Behavior.34, (4), 765-779.2012.
    • ID: 10.1007/s11109-011-9174-9 (DOI)
  • Uggen, Christopher, Manza, Jeff. Democratic contraction? Political consequences of felon disfranchisement in the United States. American Sociological Review.67, (6), 777-803.2002.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Bass, Loretta E., Casper, Lynne M.. Impacting the Political Landscape: Who Registers and Votes Among Naturalized Americans?. Political Behavior.23, (2), 103-130.2001.
    • ID: 10.1023/A:1013013530506 (DOI)
  • Blakely, T.A., Kennedy, B.P., Kawachi, I.. Socioeconomic inequality in voting participation and self-rated health. American Journal of Public Health.91, (1), 99-104.2001.
  • Brians, Craig Leonard, Grofman, Bernard. Election day registration's effect on U.S. voter turnout. Social Science Quarterly.82, (1), 170-183.2001.
    • ID: 10.1111/0038-4941.00015 (DOI)
  • Highton, Benjamin, Wolfinger, Raymond E.. The first seven years of the political life cycle. American Journal of Political Science.45, (1), 202-209.2001.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Lien, Pei-te, Collet, Christian, Wong, Janelle, Ramakrishnan, S. Karthick. Asian Pacific-American public opinion and political participation. PS, Political Science and Politics.34, (3), 625-630.2001.
  • Manza, Jeff, Uggen, Christopher, Britton, Marcus. The Truly Disenfranchised: Felon Voting Rights and American Politics. Evanston, IL: Institute for Policy Research. 2001.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Ramakrishnan, S. Karthick, Espenshade, Thomas J.. Immigrant Incorporation and Political Participation in the United States. International Migration Review.35, (3), 870-909.2001.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2001.tb00044.x (DOI)
  • Turner, M. Jean, Shields, Todd G., Sharp, Darinda. Changes and continuities in the determinants of older adults' voter turnout, 1952-1996. Gerontologist.41, (6), 805-818.2001.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/41.6.805 (DOI)
  • Wolfinger, Raymond E., Hoffman, Jonathan. Registering and voting with motor voter. PS, Political Science and Politics.34, (1), 85-92.2001.
  • O'Hare, William P.. Voting for the voiceless. Population Today.28, (7), 1-8+.2000.
  • Hill, David L.. The path to participation? The aggregate and individual level effects of the National Voter Registration Act. Dissertation, University of Florida. 1999.
  • Knack, Stephen. Drivers wanted: Motor voter and the election of 1996. PS, Political Science and Politics.32, (2), 237-243.1999.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Day, Jennifer C.. Projections of the voting-age population for states: November 1998. Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Administration. 1998.

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1997): Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1996. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.