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ICPSR Instructional Subset: American National Election Study, 1976

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Miller, Warren
  • Miller, Arthur
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Instructional Subset Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
abortion; data; defense spending; energy consumption; Equal Rights Amendment; government performance; inflation; instruction; instructional materials; life satisfaction; national elections; Nixon pardon; political parties; presidential candidates; presidential elections; public officials; public opinion; school busing; school desegregation; social sciences; unemployment; voter attitudes
  • Abstract

    This instructional subset study was constructed from items contained in the AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1976 (ICPSR 7381), conducted by the Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research, the University of Michigan. The survey, the 14th in a series of national election studies begun in 1952, was directed by Warren E. Miller and Arthur H. Miller. Seventy variables from the 1976 election study are contained in this subset. The items chosen report respondents' views on current public issues as well as aspects of the 1976 presidential election campaign. Items probed respondents' opinions of government and public officials, Nixon's pardon, racially integrated schools, the political parties, cut in defense spending, government's control of inflationary trends, unemployment, pollution and energy use, abortion rights, and the Equal Rights Amendments (ERA) to the Constitution. Respondents were also asked to evaluate the 1976 presidential candidates and to indicate their vote choice. Additional items explored respondents' attitudes toward busing, use of marijuana, and gender equality. Also elicited were respondents' perceptions of their financial status relative to the previous year and the following year and their satisfaction with life. Demographic items specify age, sex, education, marital status, political party affiliation, ideological leanings, social class identification, income, religion, and race.
  • 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: Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1976
  • Collection date: 1976
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Voting age population of the United States in 1976.
A total of 2,248 voting age persons in the United States in 1976.
Collection Mode
  • (1) A weight variable (v70) is included in this subset. The 1976 CPS American National Election Study cross-section sample contains panel cross-section and cross-section only components. The weighting adjusts for different sampling rates of these components. The unweighted N is 2,248. Application of the weight yields an N of 2,868.5. The weight variable must be employed whenever these data are used to obtain a representative cross-section of the voting population of the United States in 1976. Frequencies given in the codebook were calculated using the weight variable (i.e., they are weighted frequencies). (2) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. 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 study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7515 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Miller, Warren; Miller, Arthur (1984): ICPSR Instructional Subset: American National Election Study, 1976. Version 1. Instructional Subset Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.