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ABC News/Washington Post Election Exit Polls, 1982

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
  • The Washington Post
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
candidates; congressional elections; elections; exit polls; political campaigns; voter preferences; voters; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    These data were collected at polling places on Election Day, 1982, and selected respondents completed a self-administered questionnaire. Demographic information about the respondent is included in addition to statistics on voting behavior. The data file has 46 variables for each of the 24,438 records but can be broken into fifteen parts: 13 states in which enough locations were chosen to provide valid state samples (Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin), other locations throughout the U.S., and a sample of locations in Illinois Congressional District 18. With the exception of two Illinois locations which fall into both the states sample and the one for C.D. 18, these samples do not overlap.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Geographic Coverage
  • Alabama
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • New York (state)
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8120 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Zipp, John F., Plutzer, Eric. Gender Differences in Voting for Female Candidates: Evidence From the 1982 Election. Public Opinion Quarterly.49, (2), 179-197.1985.
    • ID: 10.1086/268913 (DOI)

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

ABC News; The Washington Post (1984): ABC News/Washington Post Election Exit Polls, 1982. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.