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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1980

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; households; labor force; national elections; occupations; 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 were gathered from a national sample of over 189,000 persons in November 1980. Included is information on household composition and type of residence, occupational and demographic details, and voting behavior in the November 1980 general election. Items available include voting status, registration status, reasons for not voting, reasons for not registering, and length of time living at same address. Information on demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, and Hispanic origin, is available for each respondent.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980-11
  • Collection date: 1980-11
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 1980.
A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units. Approximately 77,000 household were selected for the sample.
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 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
  • 7875 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07875.v1
  • Uggen, Christopher, Manza, Jeff. Democratic contraction? Political consequences of felon disfranchisement in the United States. American Sociological Review.67, (6), 777-803.2002.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Brians, Craig Leonard, Grofman, Bernard. Election day registration's effect on U.S. voter turnout. Social Science Quarterly.82, (1), 170-183.2001.
    • 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.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Turner, M. Jean, Shields, Todd G., Sharp, Darinda. Changes and continuities in the determinants of older adults' voter turnout, 1952-1996. Gerontologist.41, (6), 805-818.2001.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/41.6.805 (DOI)
  • Stiles, Jon, et al. California Latino Demographic Databook. Berkeley, CA: California Policy Seminar. 1998.
  • Hill, Kim Quaile, Leighley, Jan E., Hinton-Anderson, Angela. Lower-Class Mobilization and Policy Linkage in the U.S. States. American Journal of Political Science.39, (1), 75-86.1995.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Mitchell, Glenn E., Wlezien, Christopher. The impact of legal constraints on voter registration, turnout, and the composition of the American electorate. Political Behavior.17, (2), 179-202.1995.
    • ID: 10.1007/BF01498813 (DOI)
  • Leighley, Jan E., Nagler, Jonathan. Socioeconomic class bias in turnout, 1964-1988: The voters remain the same. American Political Science Review.86, (3), 725-736.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Straits, Bruce C.. The Social Context of Voter Turnout. Public Opinion Quarterly.54, (1), 64-73.1990.
    • ID: 10.1086/269184 (DOI)
  • Duncan, Otis Dudley, Stenbeck, Magnus. Panels and cohorts: Design and model in the study of voting turnout. Sociological Methodology.18, 1-35.1988.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Sharrard, George Patrick. The Motivation of Non-Voters in American Presidential Elections. Dissertation, New York University. 1987.
  • Squire, Peverill, Wolfinger, Raymond E., Glass, David P.. Residential mobility and voter turnout. American Political Science Review.81, (1), 45-66.1987.
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  • (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.

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, 1980. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.