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ANES 1972-1976 Merged File

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, medical records, survey data
  • University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health
Free Keywords
candidates; congressional elections; domestic policy; economic conditions; foreign policy; government performance; information sources; national elections; political affiliation; political attitudes; political campaigns; political efficacy; political issues; political participation; presidential elections; public approval; public opinion; public policy; social networks; social values; special interest groups; trust in government; voter expectations; voter history; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This study is part of a time-series collection of national surveys fielded continuously since 1952. The election studies are designed to present data on Americans' social backgrounds, enduring political predispositions, social and political values, perceptions and evaluations of groups and candidates, opinions on questions of public policy, and participation in political life. This collection consists of a distinct panel across the three election waves, the cross-section samples associated with each election study, and a vote validation study. The panel component consists of a maximum of five interview points for each respondent (pre- and post-1972 election, post-1974 election, and pre- and post-1976 election) taken from the American National Election Studies of 1972 (ICPSR 7010), 1974 (ICPSR 7355), and 1976 (ICPSR 7381). The vote validation data were gathered in the spring and summer of 1977, through interviews with election registration officials and from examination of voting records of the respondents participating in these election studies. The collection also includes filter variables that allow for the retrieval of each of the distinct panel and cross-section samples.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972 / 1976
    Time period: 1972--1976
  • 1972 / 1977
    Collection date: 1972--1977
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All citizens of voting age residing in households in the coterminous United States.
The data collection is a cross-section representative of persons 18 years of age or older as of November 7, 1972, who were living in private households in the coterminous United States.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview, self-enumerated questionnaire, telephone interview

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 35113 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR35113.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies (2014): ANES 1972-1976 Merged File. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.