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ANES 1979 Pilot Study

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Miller, Warren E.
  • Kinder, Donald R.
  • Rosenstone, Steven J.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
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; 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. In conjunction with research and development efforts for AMERICAN NATIONAL ELECTION STUDY, 1980 (ICPSR 7763), this small national pilot survey was conducted utilizing 30 primary sampling units. Respondents were interviewed in March 1979 and reinterviewed in April 1979. The survey focused on the evaluation of candidates (their traits and affects), the dimensions of partisanship, assessment of inflation versus unemployment, social context (friends and neighborhood), and the follow-up of the national problems deemed most important by respondents, such as inflation, the federal budget, the balance of trade, changes in the economy, and the efficacy of governmental intervention in domestic affairs.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1979
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Citizens of voting age living in private households in 24 states of the United States: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.
Five male heads of household and five female spouses or heads of household of various ages and from varied socioeconomic backgrounds in 30 primary sampling areas. The same respondents were interviewed for both Wave I and Wave II.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview, telephone interview

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 35118 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR35118.v1

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

Miller, Warren E.; Kinder, Donald R.; Rosenstone, Steven J. (2014): ANES 1979 Pilot Study. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.