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The Evangelical Voter in the United States, 1983

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Rothenberg, Stuart
  • Newport, Frank
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Free Congress Foundation
Free Keywords
abortion; arms race; defense expenditures; Equal Rights Amendment; foreign affairs; foreign aid; foreign policy; group political orientation; international affairs; political attitudes and behavior; political issues; political party preference; religion; voting attitudes and behavior
  • Abstract

    Self-identified Christian voters were interviewed in this survey. Interviewers probed for responses on a variety of political issues, as well as for religious opinions and behavior. Political issues included the nuclear freeze, the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion, prayer in schools, U.S. intervention and aid in Central America, and defense spending. Other data include voting behavior in the 1980 Presidential election, projected voting in the 1984 election, and opinions of various public figures and religious groups. The importance of religious views in the selection of political candidates was assessed by each individual, in addition to opinions and experiences concerning the involvement of religious leaders with politics. Information was also gathered on religious behavior such as church attendance and watching religious television programs. Data on sex, race, educational level, occupation, income, and political party registration are included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-07-15 / 1983-07-19
    Time period: 1983-07-15--1983-07-19
  • 1983-07-15 / 1983-07-19
    Collection date: 1983-07-15--1983-07-19
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All telephone households in the 48 contiguous United States.
In a national, random-digit dial sample of telephone households, questions concerning religious beliefs were used to screen for persons fitting a specific definition of "evangelical" Christians. The sample includes--but is not limited to--both Protestants and Catholics, and includes a large number of persons identifying themselves as being "born again."
2007-02-23 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection. Funding insitution(s): Free Congress Foundation.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8354 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Niederman, Michael S., McCombs, Jeffrey S., Unger, Alan N., Kumar, Amit, Popovian, Robert. The cost of treating community-acquired pneumonia. Clinical Therapeutics.20, (4), 820-837.1998.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0149-2918(98)80144-6 (DOI)
  • Wilcox, Clyde. Feminism and Anti-Feminism among Evangelical Women. Western Political Quarterly.42, (1), 147-160.1989.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Newport, Frank, Tarrance, V. Lance, Jr.. Evangelicals, fundamentalists, and political issues in the 1984 elections. Election Politics.1, 1984.
  • Rothenberg, Stuart, Newport, Frank. The Evangelical Voter: Religion and Politics in America. Washington, DC: Free Congress Research & Education Foundation. 1984.

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

Rothenberg, Stuart; Newport, Frank (1986): The Evangelical Voter in the United States, 1983. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.