1980 Time Series Study: Post-election Wave

Administration of the 1980 Post-election Respondent Booklet:

Question Card/Page Variables Description
C1a-C1h Page 1 V800762-V800769 9-point scale (Very poor/Very good) on performance of Gov't levels, branches, parties, TV news
G5b-G5d, G5h, G5m-G5w; G6a-G6z, G6aa-G6cc Page 2 V800844-V800887 Feeling Thermometer for 15 individuals; Feeling Thermometer for 29 groups
H11, H11a(a)-H11a(h); H14, H14a(a)-H14a(h); H16, H16a(a)-H16a(h); H18, H18a(a)-H18a(h) Page 3 V800918-V800926, V800929-V800937, V800939-V800947, V800949-V800957 R's contact with House incumbent, challenger, Dem/Rep candidates (8 options)
R1a-R1d, R1h, R1m-R1y Page 4 V801037-V801054 7-point scale (Liberal/Conservative) - placement of self, 15 individuals, 2 parties
R5a-R5d, R5h, R5m-R5o, R5q-R5s, R5x-R5z Page 5 V801062-V801075 7-point scale (Gov't should help minority groups/minority groups should help themselves) on Gov't help for minorities - placement for self, 10 individuals, 2 parties, federal gov't
R6a/R6b; R10a/R10b; R14a/R14b; R18a/R18b; "Blue Card" V801077, V801093, V801109, V801125 100-point scale on importance of minimizing gap between self-placement and federal gov't placement on issues of minority assistance, relations with Russia, equality for women, and job/good standard of living
R9a-R9d, R9h, R9m-R9o, R9q-R9s, R9x-R9z Page 6 V801078-V801091 7-point scale (Important to get along/Big mistake to try and get along) on relations with Russia - placement for self, 10 individuals, 2 parties, federal gov't
R13a-R13d, R13h, R13m-R13o, R13q-R13s, R13x-R13z Page 7 V801094-V801107 7-point scale (Equal role for women/Women's place in the home) on women's rights - placement for self, 10 individuals, 2 parties, federal gov't
R17a-R17d, R17h, R17m-R17o, R17q-R17s, R17x-R17z Page 8 V801110-V801123 7-point scale (Gov't see to job and good SOL/each person get ahead on own) on job and good standard of living - placement for self, 10 individuals, 2 parties, federal gov't
R24 Page 9 V801133 7-point scale (Bus/Keep Children in Neighborhood Schools) on integration - placement for self
R26 Page 10 V801136 Opinions on abortion (4 options)
R27 Page 11 V801137 7-point scale (Give preferential treatement/Ability and experience only considerations) on preferential treatement for women in jobs or admissions - placement of self
T1 Page 12 V801141 Environmental regulations and the gov't (3 options)
T5 Page 13 V801148 Nuclear energy (3 options)
U1A-U1E, U1G, U1I, U1L, U1P, U1R-U1T, U1W, U1Y, U1Z, U1AA-U1CC; U2a Page 14 V801149-V801168 Closeness to 18 groups; Group R feels closest to
U5, U5a Page 15 V801171, V801172 First, second choices on most important of 4 national goals
U9 Page 16 V801176 Statements about Bible validity (4 options)