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CBS News/LOS ANGELES TIMES California Primary Day Survey, 1978

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • Los Angeles Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
elections; property taxes; Proposition 13 (California); voter attitudes; voting behavior; voters
  • Abstract

    CBS News and the Los Angeles Times cooperated in conducting a survey of California voters on primary election day, June 6, 1978. As they left the polling place, 2,482 randomly selected voters were asked to fill out a questionnaire. Respondents were queried regarding how they had voted on Proposition 13, the reasons for their vote, and how they felt the proposition would affect the state. Preferences for gubernatorial candidates were also elicited. Demographic information includes age, sex, race, political orientation, religion, education, income, length of residence in California, and labor union affiliation. This dataset was made available to the ICPSR by the Election and Survey Unit of CBS News.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1978
  • Collection date: 1978-06-06
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • United States
Sampled Universe
California voters in the primary election on June 6, 1978.
Sample voting precincts were selected with a probability proportionate to the total vote cast in a recent past election. Within precincts, respondents were selected on a systematic random basis.
Collection Mode
  • This file contains a weight variable with three implied decimal places. This weight must be used in any analysis.

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
  • 7816 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07816.v1

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

CBS News; Los Angeles Times (1984): CBS News/LOS ANGELES TIMES California Primary Day Survey, 1978. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.