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1992 Time Series Study

Pre-election Wave

View the 1992 Pre-election Respondent Booklet 
View the 1992 Pre-election Questionnaire 


Administration of the 1992 Pre-election Respondent Booklet:

Question Card/Page Variables Description
B5 Page 1 V923145 How satisfied is R with choice of candidates
C1a; C2b; C3a Page 2 V923202, V923205, V923207 Attention to campaign in various media (5 options)
D2a-D2h, D2j, D2k, D2m, D2n; D3a, D3b Page 3 V923305-V923318 Feeling Thermometer for 12 individuals; Feeling Thermometer for 2 parties
D8a-D8f Page 4 V923327-V923332 Which Presidential candidate would do a better job on various issues
F10a-F10h, F10j, F10k Page 5 V923440-V923449 Does R/R’s family receive payments of any kind
G3a, G3e-G3h, G3j Page 6 V923509, V925314-V923518 7-point scale (Liberal/Conservative) – placement of self, 3 individuals, 2 parties
G5a-G5d Page 7 V923520-V923523 Qualities of a “True American”
G6 Page 8 V923524 R’s opinion on diversity vs. blending in
H12a-H12d; H13; H14 Page 9 V923545-V923550 Which party would do a better job on various issues; Which party more likely to cut social security benefits; Which party more likely to raise taxes
J3 Page 10 V923603 5-point scale (Agree/Disagree) on maintaining U.S. military strength through high defense spending – placement for self
J5 Page 11 V923605 How willing should U.S. be to use military force
K2a-K2i; K3a-K3i Page 12 V923635-V923652 4-point scale (Extremely well/Not well at all) on traits describing George Bush Sr./Bill Clinton
L1a-L1f Page 13 V923701-V923706 7-point scale (Fewer services-reduce spending/More services-increase spending) on gov’t providing services – placement for self, 2 individuals, 2 parties, federal gov’t
L2a-L2f Page 14 V923707-V923712 7-point scale (Decrease defense spending/Increase defense spending) on defense spending – placement for self, 2 individuals, 2 parties, federal gov’t
L5a Page 15 V923716 7-point scale (gov’t insurance plan/private insurance plan) on health insurance – placement for self
L7a-L7f Page 16 V923718-V923723 7-point scale (Job and good standard of living/each person get ahead on own) on job and good standard of living – placement for self, 2 individuals, 2 parties, federal gov’t
L8a Page 17 V923724 7-point scale (Gov’t should help blacks/blacks should help themselves) on Gov’t help for blacks – placement for self
L10, L10a, L10b Page 18 V923732-V923734 Opinions on abortion (4 options) – placement for self, 2 individuals
L19a Page 19 V923746 7-point scale (solve problems of poverty and unemployment/use all available force) on problem of urban unrest and rioting – placement for self
M1a Page 20 V923801 7-point scale (Equal role for women/Women’s place in the home) on women’s rights – placement for self
Q3; Q4 Page 21 V923822, V923823 How often does R pray? (5 options); How often does R read the Bible (5 options)
Q5 Page 22 V923824 Statements about Bible validity (3 options)
Q6 Page 23 V923825 How often R watches religious programs on TV
X7 Page 24 V923846 Type of Christianity (4 options)
Y4; Y22 Page 25 V923914, V924002 R’s employment (7 options); R’s spouse’s employment (7 options)
Y40, Y40a;Y41 Page 26 V924104, V924105 Estimated income for 1991 (24 categories) (total for family, R; total for just R)
Y46a Page 27 V924123 R’s Hispanic group of origin (6 options)
Y51 Page 28 V924129 Community where R was brought up (8 options)