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Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1976

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Current Population Survey Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; demographic characteristics; employment; households; labor force; national elections; occupations; population characteristics; population estimates; unemployment; voter attitudes; voter registration; voters; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This data collection supplies standard monthly labor force data for the week prior to the survey. Comprehensive information is given on the employment status, occupation, and industry of persons 14 years old and older. This study contains individual-level data from a national sample of over 87,000 eligible voters in November 1976. Included is information on occupation, education, and voter registration status, as well as detailed data on individuals' voting behavior in the November 2, 1976, general election. Information on demographic characteristics, such as ages, sex, race, marital status, veteran status, educational attainment, and Hispanic origin, is available for each respondent.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1976-11
  • Collection date: 1976-11
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons in the civilian noninstitutional population of the United States including members of the armed forces living in civilian housing units in November 1976.
A national probability sample was used in selecting housing units.
Collection Mode
  • All records contain weights, which must be used in any analysis.

2008-03-26 The codebook has been updated to include Noninterview Type A-B-C record layouts.
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
  • 7699 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07699.v2
  • Uggen, Christopher, Manza, Jeff. Democratic contraction? Political consequences of felon disfranchisement in the United States. American Sociological Review.67, (6), 777-803.2002.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Brians, Craig Leonard, Grofman, Bernard. Election day registration's effect on U.S. voter turnout. Social Science Quarterly.82, (1), 170-183.2001.
    • ID: 10.1111/0038-4941.00015 (DOI)
  • Manza, Jeff, Uggen, Christopher, Britton, Marcus. The Truly Disenfranchised: Felon Voting Rights and American Politics. Evanston, IL: Institute for Policy Research. 2001.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Turner, M. Jean, Shields, Todd G., Sharp, Darinda. Changes and continuities in the determinants of older adults' voter turnout, 1952-1996. Gerontologist.41, (6), 805-818.2001.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/41.6.805 (DOI)
  • Leighley, Jan E., Nagler, Jonathan. Socioeconomic class bias in turnout, 1964-1988: The voters remain the same. American Political Science Review.86, (3), 725-736.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Duncan, Otis Dudley, Stenbeck, Magnus. Panels and cohorts: Design and model in the study of voting turnout. Sociological Methodology.18, 1-35.1988.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Sharrard, George Patrick. The Motivation of Non-Voters in American Presidential Elections. Dissertation, New York University. 1987.
  • (author unknown). Voting and Registration Highlights from the Current Population Survey: 1964 to 1980. Current Population Reports: P-23, Special Studies.131, Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1984.
  • Boyd, Richard W.. Decline of U.S. voter turnout: Structural explanations. American Politics Quarterly.9, (2), 133-159.1981.
    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X8100900201 (DOI)
  • McMillen, Marilyn M.. A Demographic Approach to Social Accounting. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1981.
  • Ippolito, Denis S., Walker, Thomas G.. Political Parties, Interest Groups and Public Policy: Group Influence in American Politics. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1980.
  • Schaefer, Richard T.. Racial and Ethnic Groups. Boston, MA: Little, Brown. 1979.
  • (author unknown). Voting and Registration in the Election of November 1976. Current Population Reports: Population Characteristics.Series P-20, No. 322, Suitland, MD: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1978.
  • Brotman, Herman B.. Voter participation in November, 1976. Gerontologist.17, (2), 157-159.1977.
    • ID: 10.1093/geront/17.2.157 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-06-30

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): Current Population Survey: Voter Supplement File, 1976. Version 1. Current Population Survey Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.