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Convention Delegate Study, 1984: [United States]

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Miller, Warren E.
  • Jennings, M. Kent
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Convention Delegate Study Series
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Russell Sage Foundation
Free Keywords
biographical data; career expectations; Democratic National Convention; Democratic Party (USA); life history; party delegates; political affiliation; political attitudes; political conventions; political issues; political participation; presidential elections; Republican National Convention; Republican Party (USA)
  • Abstract

    These data represent a continuation of a data collection effort begun in 1972 to gather information on the careers and political perspectives of the delegates to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Respondents were asked questions regarding their political participation and preferences, their attitudes towards the candidates, and their issue preferences. Additionally, questions concerning respondents' life histories, political goals and expectations, and affiliations with various groups in society were asked. Demographic information was also collected.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1984
  • Collection date: 1985
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Delegates to the 1972, 1976, 1980, and 1984 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
Census of delegates to the 1984 Democratic and Republican National Conventions and all delegates who responded to Part 1 (1980 Cross Section) of the Convention Delegate Study, 1980 [United States] (ICPSR 8367).
Collection Mode
  • This dataset, the 1984 Cross Section, is the first part of a three-part study but may be used independently. Part 2 (Three Wave Panel: 1972, 1980, 1984) and Part 3 (Two Wave Panel: 1980, 1984) will be available in the future. For related data collections, see Convention Delegate Study, 1980 [United States] (ICPSR 8367) and Convention Delegate Study of 1972: Women in Politics (ICPSR 7287).

One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8967 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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  • Usher, Douglas. Strategy, Rules and Participation: Issue Activists in Republican National Convention Delegations, 1976-1996. Political Research Quarterly.53, (4), 1-11.2000.
  • Layman, Geoffrey. 'Culture wars' in the American party system: Religious and cultural change among partisan activists since 1972. American Politics Research.27, (1), 89-121.1999.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X99027001006 (DOI)
  • Zinni, Frank P., Jr., Mattei, Franco, Rhodebeck, Laurie A.. The structure of attitudes toward groups: A comparison of experts and novices. Political Research Quarterly.50, (3), 597-626.1997.
  • Herrera, Richard. The Crosswinds of Change: Sources of Change in the Democratic and Republican Politics. Political Research Quarterly.48, (2), 291-312.1995.
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  • Miller, Warren E.. Without Consent: Mass-Elite Linkages in Presidential Politics. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. 1988.
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Miller, Warren E.; Jennings, M. Kent (1988): Convention Delegate Study, 1984: [United States]. Version 1. Convention Delegate Study Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.