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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1986

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Current Population Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; demographic characteristics; employment; Hispanic origins; households; labor force; national elections; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment; voter attitudes; voter registration; voters; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This collection provides information on labor force activity for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive data are available on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and over. Also supplied are personal characteristics such as age, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, household relationship, educational background, and Spanish origin. In addition to these standard data, the November voting and registration supplement contains data pertaining to citizenship status, voting status in the election of November 4, 1986, and registration status. Telephone availability data are also provided in this file.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986-11
  • 1986-11-17 / 1986-11-22
    Collection date: 1986-11-17--1986-11-22
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States living in households.
Probability sample consisting of approximately 71,000 households.
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
  • 8707 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08707.v1
  • Uggen, Christopher, Manza, Jeff. Democratic contraction? Political consequences of felon disfranchisement in the United States. American Sociological Review.67, (6), 777-803.2002.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Brians, Craig Leonard, Grofman, Bernard. Election day registration's effect on U.S. voter turnout. Social Science Quarterly.82, (1), 170-183.2001.
    • ID: 10.1111/0038-4941.00015 (DOI)
  • Manza, Jeff, Uggen, Christopher, Britton, Marcus. The Truly Disenfranchised: Felon Voting Rights and American Politics. Evanston, IL: Institute for Policy Research. 2001.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Brown, Robert D., Jackson, Robert A., Wright, Gerald C.. Registration, turnout, and state party systems. Political Research Quarterly.52, (3), 463-479.1999.
  • Jackson, Robert A., Brown, Robert D., Wright, Gerald C.. Registration, turnout, and the electoral representativeness of U S state electorates. American Politics Quarterly.26, (3), 259-287.1998.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X9802600301 (DOI)
  • Hill, Kim Quaile, Leighley, Jan E., Hinton-Anderson, Angela. Lower-Class Mobilization and Policy Linkage in the U.S. States. American Journal of Political Science.39, (1), 75-86.1995.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Hill, Kim Quaile, Leighley, Jan E.. Mobilizing Institutions and Class Representation in U. S. State Electorates. Political Research Quarterly.47, (1), 137-150.1994.
  • Hill, Kim Quaile, Leighley, Jan E.. The Policy Consequences of Class Bias in State Electorates. American Journal of Political Science.36, (2), 351-365.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • (author unknown). Voting and registration in the election of November 1986. Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1987.

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

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1987): Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1986. Archival Version. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.