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Convention Delegate Study, 1980 [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Miller, Warren E.
  • Jennings, M. Kent
  • Farah, Barbara G.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Convention Delegate Study Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
biographical data; career expectations; Democratic National Convention; Democratic Party (USA); life history; party delegates; political affiliation; political attitudes; political conventions; political issues; political participation; presidential elections; Republican National Convention; Republican Party (USA)
  • Abstract

    These data examine the continuities and changes between 1972 and 1981 in the careers, political participation, issue preferences, and political perspectives of the group of political activists represented by delegates to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions during that period. Questions tap respondent attitudes toward the party and its nomination process, various issues and candidates, and political ideology. Information on the respondent's past political activity and attitudes toward political participation are also included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Cross-Section
    • DS2: Panel
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972 / 1980
    Time period: 1972--1980
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Delegates to 1972, 1976 and 1980 party conventions.
Census of respondents to 1972 delegate study and all delegates to 1976 and 1980 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
Collection Mode
  • A continuation of the 1972 Convention Delegate Study (ICPSR 7287).

One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8367 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Hartney, Michael T.. Turning Out Teachers: The Causes and Consequences of Teacher Political Activism in the Postwar United States. Notre Dame University. 2014.
  • Layman, Geoffrey C., Carsey, Thomas M., Green, John C., Herrera, Richard, Cooperman, Rosalyn. Activists and conflict extension in American party politics. American Political Science Review.104, (2), 324-346.2010.
    • ID: 10.1017/S000305541000016X (DOI)
  • Wolbrecht, C.. Explaining women's rights realignment: Convention delegates, 1972–1992. Political Behavior.24, (3), 237-282.2002.
    • ID: 10.1023/A:1021872508054 (DOI)
  • Layman, Geoffrey. The Great Divide: Religious Cultural Conflict in American Party Politics. New York: Columbia University Press. 2001.
  • Layman, Geoffrey. 'Culture wars' in the American party system: Religious and cultural change among partisan activists since 1972. American Politics Research.27, (1), 89-121.1999.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X99027001006 (DOI)
  • Zinni, Frank P., Jr., Mattei, Franco, Rhodebeck, Laurie A.. The structure of attitudes toward groups: A comparison of experts and novices. Political Research Quarterly.50, (3), 597-626.1997.
  • Graham, John W., Beller, Andrea H.. Child Support in Black and White: Racial Differentials in the Award and Receipt of Child Support during the 1980s. Social Science Quarterly.77, (3), 528-542.1996.
  • Herrera, Richard. The Crosswinds of Change: Sources of Change in the Democratic and Republican Politics. Political Research Quarterly.48, (2), 291-312.1995.
  • Hill, Kim Quaile, Leighley, Jan E.. Mobilizing Institutions and Class Representation in U. S. State Electorates. Political Research Quarterly.47, (1), 137-150.1994.
  • Jennings, M. Kent. Ideological Thinking Among Mass Publics and Political Elites. Public Opinion Quarterly.56, (4), 419-441.1992.
    • ID: 10.1086/269335 (DOI)
  • Clarke, Harold D., Elliott, Euel, Roback, Thomas H.. Domestic issue ideology and activist style: A note on 1980 Republican convention delegates. Journal of Politics.53, (2), 519-534.1991.
  • Kweit, Mary Grisez. Ideological congruence of party switchers and nonswitchers: The case of party activists. American Journal of Political Science.30, (1), 184-196.1986.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Miller, Warren E., Jennings, M. Kent. Parties in Transition: A Longitudinal Study of Party Elites and Party Supporters. New York: Russell Sage Foundation. 1986.
  • Carroll, Susan J.. Political elites and sex differences in political ambition: A reconsideration. Journal of Politics.47, (4), 1231-1243.1985.
  • Baer, Denise Lor. Men and Women in Political Parties: A Comparison of Partisan Elites and Party Identifiers. Dissertation, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. 1983.

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

Miller, Warren E.; Jennings, M. Kent; Farah, Barbara G. (1985): Convention Delegate Study, 1980 [United States]. Version 1. Convention Delegate Study Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.