1996 Time Series Study

Post-election Wave

View the 1996 Post-election Respondent Booklet 
View the 1996 Post-election Questionnaire 


Administration of the 1996 Post-election Respondent Booklet:

Question Card/Page Variables Description
B1a-B1c, B1a1-B1c1; B1d-B1h, B1j-B1n,B1p-B1x Page 1 V961019-V961043 Feeling Thermometer for 6 individuals; Feeling Thermometer for 19 groups
H6c Page 2 V961199 5-point scale (Agree/Disagree) on mothers staying home and not working
J4a-J4d Page 3 V961210-V961213 7-point scale (Gov’t should help blacks/blacks should help themselves) on Gov’t help for blacks – placement for self, 3 individuals
J5 Page 4 V961214 School prayer (4 options)
L1a-L1f; L2a-L2d; M1a-M1c; M2a-M2d Page 5 V961229-V961238, V961244-V961250 5-point scale (Agree/Disagree) on equal opportunity; 5-point scale on helping others; 5-point scale (Agree/Disagree) on political efficacy of R; 5-point scale (Agree/Disagree) on moral traditionalism
N11a, N11b, N11c, N11e, N11f Page 6 V961269, V961273, V961275, V961277, V961279 7-point scale (Liberal/Conservative) – placement of self, 4 individuals
N14, N14a-N14c Page 7 V961283-V961286 Opinion on 15% Tax Cut (6 options) – placement for self, three individuals
P1a-P1h, P1j, P1k, P1m, P1n, P1p-P1t Page 8 V961294-V961310 Closeness to 17 groups
P2a-P2c Page 9 V961311-V961313 7-point scale (Hardworking/Lazy) on 3 groups
P3a-P3c Page 10 V961314-V961316 7-point scale (Intelligent/Unintelligent) on 3 groups
P4a-P4c Page 11 V961317-V961319 7-point scale (Trustworthy/Untrustworthy) on 3 groups
P5 Page 12 V961320 7-point scale (Reduce income differences/Shouldn’t concern itself) on governmental wealth redistribution – placement for self
Q9a; Q11; Q12 Page 13 V961334, V961337, V961338 Attention to campaigns (Presidential and Congressional) in various media (5 options)
Q14 Page 14 V961340 Opinion on two-party system (3 options)
T2 Page 15 V961460 5-point scale (Fairly/Unfairly) on last election
T4 Page 16 V961468 5-point scale (Care/Don’t care) on political parties caring what ordinary people think
T5 Page 17 V961469 5-point scale (Needed/Not needed) on whether political parties are needed in the United States
T7a-T7c; T8a-T8c Page 18 V961470-V961475 11-point scale (Dislike/Like) on R’s feelings about 3 parties; 11-point scale (Dislike/Like) on R’s feelings about 3 candidates
T11 Page 19 V961479 5-point scale (Care/Don’t care) on Congress caring what ordinary people think
T13 Page 20 V961481 5-point scale (Difference/No difference) on who is in power
T14 Page 21 V961482 5-point scale (Makes a difference/Makes no difference) on who people vote for
T15 Page 22 V961483 5-point scale (Say what think/Hide what think) on whether people say what they think about politics in the United States
T16 Page 23 V961484 11-point scale (Left/Right) on R’s political self-placement

The Guide currently contains data from 1948 through 2012.
Displays in the Guide are organized into nine topics:

  • Social and Religious Characteristics of the Electorate (such as age, race, gender, education, and religion)
  • Partisanship and Evaluation of the Political Parties
  • Ideological Self-Identification
  • Public Opinion on Public Policy Issues (such as health care, affirmative action, abortion, the military and the economy)
  • Support for the Political System (such as trust in government and government responsiveness)
  • Political Involvement and Participation in Politics (such as voter turnout, campaign contributions and other activities, attention to the campaign in the media, and interest in politics)
  • Evaluation of the Presidential Candidates
  • Evaluation of Congressional Candidates
  • Vote Choice (for president, for U.S. House of Representatives, and split-ticket voting)

Questions represented in the Guide are a small but significant portion of the questions that have been asked in the American National Election Studies time series. Guide data have been produced from the ANES Cumulative Data File, which combines data from the individual ANES time series studies for selected questions.

To download the ANES Cumulative Data File, visit the ANES Data Center.