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CBS News/New York Times Election Day Surveys, 1982

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
congressional elections; economic conditions; economic issues; gubernatorial elections; income; national elections; political attitudes; political issues; political partisanship; presidential elections; presidential performance; public opinion; Reagan, Ronald; Reaganomics; social attitudes; states (USA); voter attitudes; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This poll is part of a continuing series of monthly surveys that solicit public opinion on the presidency and on a range of other political and social issues. Interviews were conducted with respondents as they left their polling places on Election Day, November 7, 1982. Data include respondent's vote for governor, questions specific to the gubernatorial race in each state, and the respondent's rating of Ronald Reagan as president. The 31 datasets consist of 27 state and four regional files. The four regional datasets (Parts 28-31), taken together, make up the national poll. Demographic information on respondents, such as sex, age, race, political affiliation, income, financial state as compared to previous year, and employment status of head of household, were also collected.
  • 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: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Alabama
    • DS2: Arkansas
    • DS3: California
    • DS4: Connecticut
    • DS5: Illinois
    • DS6: Iowa
    • DS7: Maine
    • DS8: Massachusetts
    • DS9: Michigan
    • DS10: Minnesota
    • DS11: Mississippi
    • DS12: Missouri
    • DS13: Montana
    • DS14: Nebraska
    • DS15: Nevada
    • DS16: New Jersey
    • DS17: New Mexico
    • DS18: New York
    • DS19: Ohio
    • DS20: Rhode Island
    • DS21: Tennessee
    • DS22: Texas
    • DS23: Utah
    • DS24: Vermont
    • DS25: Virginia
    • DS26: West Virginia
    • DS27: Wyoming
    • DS28: East Region
    • DS29: Midwest Region
    • DS30: South Region
    • DS31: West Region
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1982-11-07
  • Collection date: 1982-11-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York (state)
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • United States
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming
Sampled Universe
Voters in the November 7, 1982, election in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Collection Mode
  • All datasets contain a weight variable that 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
  • 8168 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08168.v1
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    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X9302100302 (DOI)
  • Wright, Gerald C.. Level-of-Analysis Effects on Explanations of Voting: The Case of the 1982 US Senate Elections. British Journal of Political Science.19, (3), 381-398.1989.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0007123400005536 (DOI)
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    • ID: (URL)
  • Graham, Thomas W.. The Pattern and Importance of Public Knowledge in the Nuclear Age. Journal of Conflict Resolution.32, (2), 319-334.1988.
    • ID: 10.1177/0022002788032002004 (DOI)
  • Erikson, Robert S., McIver, John P., Wright, Gerald C.. State Political Culture and Public Opinion. American Political Science Review.81, (3), 797-814.1987.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Wright, Gerald C., Jr., Berkman, Michael B.. Candidates and policy in United States Senate elections. American Political Science Review.80, (2), 567-588.1986.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Wright, Gerald C., Erikson, Robert S., McIver, John P.. Measuring state partisanship and ideology with survey data. Journal of Politics.47, (2), 469-489.1985.
  • 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: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

CBS News; The New York Times (1984): CBS News/New York Times Election Day Surveys, 1982. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.