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1972 Time Series Study

Pre-election Wave

View the 1972 Pre-election Questionnaire 

 

Administration of the 1972 Pre-election Show Cards:

Question Card/Page Variables Description
A1, A1a, A1b; A2, A2a, A2b; A3, A3a, A3b: Form II Card A1 V720444-V720452 Ranking of 4 levels of Gov’t on performance; Ranking of 4 levels of Gov’t on power; Ranking of 4 levels of Gov’t on trustworthiness [Image not found]
D21: Form I Card D1 V720529 7-point scale (Almost certain/Very unlikely) on likelihood of R buying or leasing a car in next 12 months [Image not found]
F5, F5a: Form II Card F1 V720557, V720558 First, second choices on most important of 4 national goals [Image not found]
J3a-J3h: Form I Card J1 V720590-V720597 7-point scale (Immediate withdrawal/Complete victory) on Vietnam policy – placement for self, 3 individuals, 2 parties, 2 groups [Image not found]
J4a-J4h: Form I Card J2 V720598-V720605 7-point scale (total gov’t action against inflation/no gov’t action against inflation) on stopping inflation – placement for self, 3 individuals, 2 parties, liberals, conservatives [Image not found]
J3a-J3e: Form II; J3g: Form II Card J3 V720606-V720610, V720612 5 reasons for whites having a better life (strength agree/disagree) – (asked if R is black); most important reason for whites having a better life (asked of blacks and non-blacks) [Image not found]
J3a-J3f: Form II; J3g: Form II Card J4 V720606-V720611, V720612 6 reasons for whites having a better life (strength agree/disagree) – (asked if R is NOT black); most important reason for whites having a better life (asked of blacks and non-blacks) [Image not found]
J4a-J4h: Form II Card J5 V720613-V720620 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, 3 individuals, 2 parties, 2 groups [Image not found]
J5a-J5h, J5j: Form II Card J6 V720661-V720669 7-point scale (Increase tax rate for high income/Same tax rate for everyone) on taxation – placement for self, 3 individuals, 2 parties, 3 groups [Image not found]
J6a-J6h: Form II Card J7 V720670-V720677 7-point scale (solve problems of poverty and unemployment/use all available force) on problem of urban unrest and rioting – placement for self, 3 individuals, 2 parties, 2 groups [Image not found]
J7a-J7h: Form II Card J8 V720678-V720685 7-point scale (sympathy for students and faculty/use force to stop disturbance) on campus unrest – placement for self, 3 individuals, 2 parties, liberals, conservatives [Image not found]
J5a-J5h: Form I; J8a-J8h: Form II Card J9 V720621-V720628 7-point scale (protect rights of accused/stop crime regardless) on rights of accused – placement for self, 3 individuals, 2 parties, 2 groups [Image not found]
J6a-J6h: Form I; J9a-J9h: Form II Card J10 V720629-V720636 7-point scale (Gov’t should help minority groups/minority groups should help themselves) on Gov’t help for minorities – placement for self, 3 individuals, 2 parties, 2 groups [Image not found]
J7a-J7h, J7j, J7k, J7m, J7n, J7p-J7r: Form I; J10a-J10h, J10j, J10k, J10m, J10n, J10p-J10r: Form II Card J11 V720637-V720651 7-point scale (Agree totally/Disagree totally) on group agreements on issues – comparison of 15 sets [Image not found]
J8a-J8h, J8j: Form I; J11a-J11h, J11j: Form II Card J12 V720652-V720660 7-point scale (Liberal/Conservative) – placement for self, 3 individuals, 2 parties, 3 groups [Image not found]
J12a-J12h, J12j, J12k, J12m, J12n: Form II Card J13 V720686-V720697 4-point scale (Agree/Disagree) on reasons for poor people – 12 statements [Image not found]
K1a-K1f: Form I and II; K2a-K2h, K2j, K2k, K2m, K2n, K2p-K2z, K2aa-K2ff: Form I and II; K3: Form I and II Card K1 V720701-V720736 Feeling Thermometer for 6 individuals; Feeling Thermometer for 29 groups; Feeling Thermometer – placement of R’s life [Image not found]
K4a-K4h, K4j, K4k, K4m, K4n, K4p-K4x: Form I and II Card K2 V720737-V720757 Influence of 21 social groups (3 options) [Image not found]
L5-L44: Form II Card L1 V720770-V720809 7-point scale (Delighted/Terrible) on feelings about various issues in R’s life (housing/accomplishment/national government/other) [Image not found]
M1a-M1h, M1j, M1k, M1m, M1n, M1p-M1s: Form I and II; M1t: Form I and II Card M1 V720810-V720826 Closeness to 16 groups; Group R feels closest to [Image not found]
M6a, M6b: Form I and II Card M2 V720841, V720842 7-point scale (Organize as group/Work as individuals) on gaining influence – placement for self, ‘closest group’ [Image not found]
N1-N19: Form I and II Green Booklet (4 pages) V720843-V720862 19 pairs of polarized statements on discrimination (R chooses one most agreed with) [Image not found]
S1-S3: Form I; S5a-S5g: Form I; S6a-S6g: Form I; S7a-S7g: Form I Card S1 V720906-V720908, V720911-V720931 7-point scale (Delighted/Terrible) on feelings about R’s life as whole, positive aspects, negative aspects; 7-point scale (Delighted/Terrible) on issues concerning R’s housing; 7-point scale (Delighted/Terrible) on issues concerning R’s accomplishments in life; 7-point scale (Delighted/Terrible) on R’s feelings about the national government [Image not found]
W1a-W1h, W1j, W1k, W1m, W1n, W1p-W1s: Form I Card W1 V720952-V720967 5-point scale (Agree/Disagree) on generalizations regarding trust in people – 16 statements [Image not found]
X16, X17: Form I and II Card X1 V720982, V720983 Factors affecting R’s earning potential in the next 5 years – most important, 2nd most important [Image not found]
X33: Form I and II Card X2 V721028 7-point scale (Completely satisfied/Completely dissatisfied) on satisfaction with R’s life as whole [Image not found]
X34a-X34h, X34j, X34k, X34m, X34n, X34p-X34v: Form I and II; X34w: Form I and II; X40a: Form I and II Card X3 V721029-V721048, V721056 List of 18 risk/gambling activities; Which activity does R engage in most frequently; Other activity which R spends money on [Image not found]