ABOUT THE DATASET:
Number of cases: 429
Number of Variables: 1652
STUDY CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS:
Measures of political knowledge; group identification for elderly, blacks,
and women; attitudes toward racial groups and opinions on traditional moral
values; important positions of U.S. Senators and Representatives; political
mobilization; civic duty; experiments on question wording and format.
STUDY DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS:
From a sample of respondents from the 1984 NES Pre-Post Study selected
for the 1985 pilot study, 15 replicates were drawn. Replicates 1-10
represent the cross-section, and replicates 11-15 constitute an oversample
of elderly (over 60). The 1985 study was carried out, via telephone
interviews, in two waves. Wave I (November 11 to December 13) encompassed
429 interviews, and Wave II (December 6, 1985, to January 16, 1986)
obtained 345 reinterviews. Each wave used two questionnaires, Form A and
Form B, administered to different half-samples (randomly assigned).
Sample also limtited to those 1984 respondents who completed a pre- and a
post- election interview and had a telephone.