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ABC News General Election Exit Surveys, 1984

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
candidates; election forecasting; exit polls; national elections; presidential candidates; presidential elections; voter attitudes; voter preferences; voters; voting behavior; voting precincts
  • Abstract

    ABC News conducted surveys of voters as they exited the polling places on November 6, 1984. Repondents were asked about their presidential choice and reasons why they voted the way they did. Voters were also asked why they chose not to vote for the other candidate. The surveys included items concerning party identification, ethnic background, liberal/ conservative leaning and demographic information.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1984-11-06
  • Collection date: 1984-11-06
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All U.S. voters.
Respondents were selected at polling places in 46 states and the District of Columbia. The interviews were selected by a national probability sample.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 8416 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08416.v1
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

ABC News (1985): ABC News General Election Exit Surveys, 1984. Archival Version. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.