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POL 141.H The American Political System
American National Election Study, 2000


The content for the 2000 Election Study reflects its double duty, both as the traditional presidential election year time-series data collection and as a mode study. Specific topic areas in the study include: (1) social trust, general and domain specific, (2) trust in elections, (3) civic engagement, and (4) a new method for measuring social desirability norms.



National Election Study 1996


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. The 1996 National Election Study contains both pre- and post-election components.



National Election Study 1952-1992 Cumulative Datafile


The Cumulative Data file consists of 723 variables derived from the series of biennial SRC/CPS National Election Studies, 1952-1992. The dataset includes a series of demographic variables, and measures for social structure, partisanship, candidate evaluation, public opinion, ideological support for the political system, voting behavior, participation and involvement.



General Social Survey, 1972-2000


The GSS (General Social Survey) is an almost annual "omnibus," personal interview survey of U.S. households conducted by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). The first survey took place in 1972 and since then more than 35,000 respondents have answered over 2500 different questions.



Academic Universe - Reference - Polls & Surveys


Click on the REFERENCE link then POLLS & SURVEY.

This form searches the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. The file includes sources in opinion polling such as Gallup, Harris, Roper; ABC, CBS, CNN and NBC; Los Angeles Times, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal. The file is maintained by the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, a non-profit education and research organization in the field of public opinion and public policy.



Other Sources for Data