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CBS News Primary Election Exit Polls, 1984

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • CBS News
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • CBS News/New York Times Poll Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
communist threat; exit polls; presidential candidates; primaries; voter preferences; voters; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This data collection is part of a continuing series of exit polls. CBS News interviewed voters in 1984 as they left the polls on primary election day in Vermont, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia. Voters were asked about their choice of candidate in the presidential primary and to describe candidate characteristics and issues that influenced their selection. Respondents were also asked about their political party preference and their opinions on the United States' response to the Communist threat in Central America. Demographic information for each respondent includes sex, age, race, and income. The collection consists of one data file per state.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Connecticut
    • DS2: District of Columbia
    • DS3: Indiana
    • DS4: Maryland
    • DS5: Nebraska
    • DS6: Oregon
    • DS7: Tennessee
    • DS8: Vermont
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1984
  • Collection date: 1984
Geographic Coverage
  • Connecticut
  • District of Columbia
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Nebraska
  • Oregon
  • Tennessee
  • United States
  • Vermont
Sampled Universe
Voters in the 1984 primary election in Vermont, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia.
Collection Mode
  • Each data file contains a weight variable.

2006-01-18 File CB8425.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
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
  • 8425 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08425.v1
  • Weisberg, Herbert F.. Reconsidering Jewish presidential voting statistics. Contemporary Jewry.32, (3), 215-236.2012.
    • ID: 10.1007/s12397-012-9093-z (DOI)

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

CBS News (1985): CBS News Primary Election Exit Polls, 1984. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.