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CBS News/New York Times Election Day Surveys, 1986

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
congressional elections; exit polls; gubernatorial elections; national economy; public opinion; voter preferences; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This survey is part of an ongoing data collection effort by CBS News and The New York Times. Interviews were conducted with respondents in 23 states as they left their polling places on election day, November 4, 1986. Respondents were asked to answer a series of questions about their vote choices in the senate and gubernatorial races. Additionally, they were asked about the issues and factors that most influenced those votes. Questions regarding how the respondent voted for the various referenda and propositions on the ballot in his or her state were asked as well. Other items included the respondent's opinion on the condition of the United States economy, who the Democrats and the Republicans should nominate for president in 1988, and the respondent's vote choice for president in 1984. Demographic information was also collected.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Arizona
    • DS2: California
    • DS3: Colorado
    • DS4: Connecticut
    • DS5: Florida
    • DS6: Iowa
    • DS7: Louisiana
    • DS8: Maryland
    • DS9: Missouri
    • DS10: Nevada
    • DS11: New Hampshire
    • DS12: North Carolina
    • DS13: North Dakota
    • DS14: Oregon
    • DS15: Pennsylvania
    • DS16: South Dakota
    • DS17: Texas
    • DS18: Vermont
    • DS19: Washington
    • DS20: Alabama
    • DS21: Georgia
    • DS22: Illinois
    • DS23: New York
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986
  • Collection date: 1986-11-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All United States voters.
The sampling frame consisted of all precincts in a state, stratified by party vote and geography. Within precincts, respondents were selected on a systematic random basis.
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
  • 8698 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08698.v1
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    • ID: 10.1056/NEJM199310073291506 (DOI)

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

CBS News; The New York Times (1988): CBS News/New York Times Election Day Surveys, 1986. Archival Version. CBS News/New York Times Poll Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.