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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1974

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Current Population Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; demographic characteristics; employment; households; labor force; national elections; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment; voter attitudes; voter registration; voters; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and older. Individual-level data from a national sample of over 95,000 eligible voters in November 1974 were collected for this study. Included is information on occupation, education, and voter registration status, and detailed data on individuals' voting behavior in the November 5, 1974, general election. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, and Hispanic origin, is available for each respondent.
  • 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: 1974-11
  • Collection date: 1974-11
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in November 1974.
A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units.
Collection Mode
  • (1) All records contain weights, which must be used in any analysis. (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
  • 7558 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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    • ID: 10.1111/0038-4941.00015 (DOI)
  • Manza, Jeff, Uggen, Christopher, Britton, Marcus. The Truly Disenfranchised: Felon Voting Rights and American Politics. Evanston, IL: Institute for Policy Research. 2001.
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  • Sharrard, George Patrick. The Motivation of Non-Voters in American Presidential Elections. Dissertation, New York University. 1987.
  • (author unknown). Voting and Registration Highlights from the Current Population Survey: 1964 to 1980. Current Population Reports: P-23, Special Studies.131, Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1984.
  • Rosenstone, Steven J.. Economic adversity and voter turnout. American Journal of Political Science.26, (1), 25-46.1982.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Wolfinger, Raymond E., Rosenstone, Steven J., McIntosh, Richard A.. Presidential and congressional voters compared. American Politics Quarterly.9, (2), 245-256.1981.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X8100900206 (DOI)
  • Wolfinger, Raymond E., Rosenstone, Steven J.. Who Votes?. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1980.

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1974. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.