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New York Times Republican Convention Delegate Survey, 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • The New York Times
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
Bush, George H.W.; delegates; government performance; government spending; Iran Contra affair; political issues; Republican National Convention; Republican Party (USA); social issues
  • Abstract

    Conducted shortly before the Republican National Convention of 1988, this survey examines attitudes of the delegates to the convention on a variety of national issues. Major areas of investigation include delegates' views on federal spending issues, taxes, government attention to various social groups and government responsibilities, abortion, the death penalty, United States/Soviet relations, George Bush's involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, changes Bush might make in Ronald Reagan's policies, how best to combat the flow of illegal drugs, and Bush's choice of running mate. Profiles of the delegates include their participation in Republican party affairs, elective offices they have held or currently hold, 1984 presidential preference, household financial situation, age, religion, labor union membership, marital status, occupation, education, race, and income.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-07-22 / 1988-08-04
    Time period: 1988-07-22--1988-08-04
  • 1988-07-22 / 1988-08-04
    Collection date: 1988-07-22--1988-08-04
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All delegates to the 1988 Republican National Convention.
Random sample.
2011-07-19 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
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
  • 9218 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09218.v1
  • Berke, Richard L.. Poll finds Dole and emp favored for No. 2 post. New York Times.1988.
  • Oreskes, Michael. Convention, a Conservative Gathering. New York Times.1988.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

The New York Times (1990): New York Times Republican Convention Delegate Survey, 1988. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.