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ANES 1998 Time Series Study

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Sapiro, Virginia
  • Rosenstone, Steven J.
  • National Election Studies
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Free Keywords
congressional candidates; congressional elections; domestic policy; economic conditions; economic policy; environmental policy; foreign policy; government performance; Lewinsky scandal; mass media; media coverage; morality; national elections; political affiliation; political attitudes; political campaigns; political efficacy; political issues; political participation; political partisanship; presidential elections; presidential performance; public approval; public opinion; 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. Substantive themes of the 1998 election study include, among others, knowledge and evaluation of the House candidates and placement of the candidates on various issue dimensions, interest in the political campaigns, attentiveness to the media's coverage of the campaign, media use, evaluation of the mass media, vote choice, partisanship, and evaluations of the political parties and the party system. Additional items focused on political participation, political mobilization, evaluations of the president and Congress, the "Lewinsky affair," egalitarianism, moral traditionalism, political trust, political efficacy, ideology, cultural pluralism, and political knowledge. Respondents were also asked about their attitudes toward a wide range of issues, including social policy, race policy, military and foreign policy, immigration, foreign imports, prayer in schools, school vouchers, the environment, the death penalty, women's rights, abortion, and religion and politics, including new measures of explicitly political and religious orientations. Demographic items such as age, sex, nationality, marital status, employment status, occupation, and education were also included.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1998
  • 1998-11-04 / 1998-12-23
    Collection date: 1998-11-04--1998-12-23
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All United States citizens of voting age on or before November 3, 1998, residing in housing units other than on military reservations in the 48 coterminous states.
National multistage area probability sample.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview, telephone interview

Funding insitution(s): National Science Foundation (SBR-9707741, SBR-9317631, SES-9209410, SES-9009379,SES-8808361, SES-8341310, SES-8207580, and SOC77-08885).
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 35145 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Sapiro, Virginia; Rosenstone, Steven J.; National Election Studies (2014): ANES 1998 Time Series Study. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.