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Continuity and Change in American National Elections, 1952-1996: [Instructional Materials]

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Dataset : survey data
  • Davison, Donald L. (Rollins College)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
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Free Keywords
Democratic Party (USA); elections; national elections; party identification; political affiliation; political attitudes; political awareness; political behavior; political influences; political participation; political parties; political partisanship; presidential elections; Republican Party (USA); voter attitudes; voters; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    These instructional materials were prepared for use with AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDIES CUMULATIVE DATA FILE, 1948-2000 (ICPSR 8475), compiled by Virginia Sapiro, Steven J. Rosenstone, and the National Election Studies. The data file (a Stata data file) and accompanying documentation are provided to assist educators in instructing students in continuity and change over time in the major determinants of American national elections. An instructors' handout has also been included, containing the following sections, among others: (1) an overview of the instructional module and an introduction to the use of Stata, (2) a discussion of, and exercises on, the influences of party identification on political behavior, including the sources of partisan identification, partisan change over time, and partisanship and voting, (3) a discussion of, and exercises on, the social characteristics of the American electorate, including major social groupings in the American electorate, who really votes, and the social composition of the political parties, (4) a discussion of, and exercises on, the influence of social and economic factors on political behavior, including who votes, the question of class bias in American politics, and the economic determinants of the vote, and (5) a bibliography of related readings. The dataset is a collection of certain common variables for selected federal elections between 1952 to 1996 taken from the National Election Study Cumulative file. Variables in the dataset include race, gender, religion, education level, other demographic information, economic status indicators, media exposure, political ideology, political behavior, attitudes toward salient public policies, and partisan identification.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1952 / 1996
    Time period: 1952--1996
  • Collection date: 2003
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
See sampling information from the individual studies in the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDIES series (1948-2000).
Collection Mode
  • This collection was archived by ICPSR to promote the use of social science data in undergraduate and graduate education through the sharing of faculty-submitted ICPSR data-based instructional materials developed for use in the classroom.

    These materials are based on AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDIES CUMULATIVE DATA FILE, 1948-2000 (ICPSR 8475).

    The data are provided as a Stata data file.

    The codebook and handout are provided by ICPSR as MS Word and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

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
  • 3727 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03727.v1

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

Davison, Donald L. (2004): Continuity and Change in American National Elections, 1952-1996: [Instructional Materials]. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.