1980 Major Panel Study

About the Dataset

  • Number of Cases: 1008
  • Number of Variables: 1990

Study Content Highlights

(Part 4) The year-long Major Panel study encompasses 4 interviews designated P1, P2, P3, and P4, which together constitute an independent cross-section and three waves of reinterviews.

– Interview P1 (wave 1) January 22 – February 25; personal interview; 1008 completed cases.

– Interview P2 (wave 2) June 4 – July 13; personal reinterview; 843 completed cases.

– Interview P3 (wave 3) September 2 – October 1; personal reinterview; 769 completed cases.

– Interview P4 (wave 4) November 5 – November 25; telephone reinterview; 764 completed cases. Post-election re-interview (P4) was brief and by phone. Timing of waves corresponds to events in the election year cycle.

[Note: An additional “Minor Panel” consisting of interviews in April with a post-election telephone re-interview is available only in the 1980 Integrated File (7763 Part 3)].

Development of attitudes and evaluations of candidates during a Presidential election campaign

Study Design Highlights

The year-long Major Panel study encompasses 4 interviews designated P1, P2, P3, and P4, which together constitute an independent cross-section and three waves of reinterviews.

  • Interview P1 (wave 1) January 22 – February 25; personal interview; 1008 completed cases.
  • Interview P2 (wave 2) June 4 – July 13; personal reinterview; 843 completed cases.
  • Interview P3 (wave 3) September 2 – October 1; personal reinterview; 769 completed cases.
  • Interview P4 (wave 4) November 5 – November 25; telephone reinterview; 764 completed cases.

Post-election re-interview (P4) was brief and by phone. Timing of waves corresponds to events in the election year cycle. [Note: An additional “Minor Panel” consisting of interviews in April with a post-election telephone re-interview is available only in the 1980 Integrated File (7763 Part 3)].

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