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CBS News/New York Times Election Survey, 1984: Election Day National Survey

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
exit polls; elections; party membership; political affiliation; presidential elections; public opinion; social issues; voter preferences; 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 in each state as they left their polling places on election day, November 6, 1984. Respondents were asked about their vote for president, political party identification, and opinions on several issues such as the United States budget deficit, national tax policies, and characteristics of the candidates that influenced voting decisions. The survey also includes state-specific questions that were only asked of voters in that state. Respondents were asked for their marital status, veteran status, religion, income, and whether they were a government employee or a school teacher.
  • 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: Performed consistency checks.; Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1984-11-06
  • Collection date: 1984-11-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Voters in the United States on November 6, 1984 election.
Precincts were selected with a probability proportionate to the total vote count cast in a recent past election.
Collection Mode
  • The data collection instrument is provided by ICPSR as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. 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
  • 8373 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08373.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

CBS News; The New York Times (1985): CBS News/New York Times Election Survey, 1984: Election Day National Survey. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.