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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, November 1998

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 15 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 were asked of household members who were United States citizens and 18 years of age and older.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1998-11
  • Collection date: 1998-11
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
  • 2803 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02803.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.
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  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Day, Jennifer C., Gaither, Avalaura L.. Voting and registration in the election of November 1998. Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 2000.

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1999): Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, November 1998. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.