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ABC News General Election Exit Polls, 1985

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • ABC News
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series
Publication Date
1989-03-03
Language
English
Free Keywords
casinos; elections; exit polls; gubernatorial elections; juvenile crime; public fiugres; public opinion; quality of life; voter preferences; voting behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    These data were collected at polling places in Detroit (Part 1) and New Jersey (Part 2) as voters exited the polls on Election Day, 1985. In Detroit, questions included vote choices for mayor, city clerk, city council, and Proposal "S" relating to school millage. Voters' opinions were sought on various public officials, casino gambling, juvenile crime, and the quality of life in Detroit. Voters in New Jersey were asked how they voted in the governor and state assembly races. In addition, they were asked to evaluate the quality of life in New Jersey and to compare the gubernatorial candidates. Demographic information recorded for all respondents in this collection include sex, age, education, race, income, union membership, and political orientation.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Detroit
    • DS2: New Jersey
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1985-11-05
  • Collection date: 1985-11-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Detroit
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Voters in the city of Detroit and state of New Jersey general elections on November 5, 1985.
Sampling
Polling places were chosen by random selection.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain blanks.

Note
2007-05-04 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.2006-01-18 File CB8588.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8588 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

ABC News (1989): ABC News General Election Exit Polls, 1985. Version 1. ABC News/Washington Post Poll Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08588.v1