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ANES 1986 Time Series Study

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, survey data
  • Miller, Warren E. (University of Michigan. Center for Political Studies. National Election Studies)
  • National Election Studies
Other Title
  • Version 1 (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; public policy; racial attitudes; Reagan Administration (1981-1989); 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. In addition to core items, new content includes questions on values, political knowledge, and attitudes on racial policy, as well as more general attitudes conceptualized as antecedent to these opinions on racial issues. The Main Data File also contains vote validation data that were expanded to include information from the appropriate election office and were attached to the records of each of the respondents in the post-election survey. The expanded data consist of the respondent's post case ID, vote validation ID, and two variables to clarify the distinction between the office of registration and the office associated with the respondent's sample address. The second data file, Bias Nonresponse Data File, contains respondent-level field administration variables. Of 3,833 lines of sample that were originally issued for the 1990 Study, 2,176 resulted in completed interviews, others were nonsample, and others were noninterviews for a variety of reasons. For each line of sample, the Bias Nonresponse Data File includes sampling data, result codes, control variables, and interviewer variables. Detailed geocode data are blanked but available under conditions of confidential access (contact the American National Election Studies at the Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan, for further details). This is a specialized file, of particular interest to those who are interested in survey nonresponse. Demographic variables include age, party affiliation, marital status, education, employment status, occupation, religious preference, and ethnicity.
  • Methods

    Response Rates: The response rate for this study is 67.7 percent. The study was in the field until January 31, although 67 percent of the interviews were taken by November 25, 80 percent by December 7, and 93 percent by December 31.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Main Data File
    • DS2: Auxiliary File: 1986 Time Series Nonresponse/Bias File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1986
  • Collection date: 1986
  • Collection date: 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All United States households in the 50 states.
National multistage area probability sample.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview

Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SOC77-08885 and SES-8341310).
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35128 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Miller, Warren E.; National Election Studies (2014): ANES 1986 Time Series Study. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.