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The Resource Record of American Democracy, 1984-1990, Gary King, Bradley Palmquist, Greg Adams, Micah Altman, Kenneth Benoit, Claudine Gay, Jeffrey B. Lewis, Russ Mayer, Eric Reinhardt, (electronic resource)

Record of American Democracy, 1984-1990, Gary King, Bradley Palmquist, Greg Adams, Micah Altman, Kenneth Benoit, Claudine Gay, Jeffrey B. Lewis, Russ Mayer, Eric Reinhardt, (electronic resource)

Label
Record of American Democracy, 1984-1990
Title
Record of American Democracy, 1984-1990
Statement of responsibility
Gary King, Bradley Palmquist, Greg Adams, Micah Altman, Kenneth Benoit, Claudine Gay, Jeffrey B. Lewis, Russ Mayer, Eric Reinhardt
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Language
eng
Summary
The Record of American Democracy (ROAD) data provide election returns, socioeconomic summaries, and demographic details about the American public at unusually low levels of geographic aggregation. The NSF-supported ROAD project spans every state in the country from 1984 through 1990 (including some off-year elections). These data enable research on topics such as electoral behavior, the political characteristics of local community context, electoral geography, the role of minority groups in elections and legislative redistricting, split ticket voting and divided government, and elections under federalism. One set of files (Part 3, PRECINCT directory, consisting of 205 SPSS portable files) includes every election at and above state House, along with party registration and other variables, in each state for the roughly 170,000 precincts nationwide (about 60 times the number of counties). Another set of files (Part 4, MCDGRP directory, 52 SPSS portable files) has added to these roughly 30-40 political variables an additional 3,725 variables merged from the 1990 United States Census for 47,327 aggregate units called MCD groups. The MCD group is a construct for purposes of this data collection. It is based on a merging of the electoral precincts and Census Minor Civil Divisions (MCDs). A MCD is about the size of a city or town. A MCD group is smaller than or equal to a county and (except in California) is greater than or equal to the size of a MCD. The MCD group units completely tile the United States landmass. The program used to create the MCD group level is also included as part of this collection, as well as the input and output files. This collection also includes geographic boundary files (found in the BOUNDS directory, Part 2) so users can easily draw maps with these data. Complete documentation of this study can be found in HTML format in the DOCS directory (Part 1). Also, the provided "User Guide" has an abbreviated version of the codebook (one not including basic voting variable statistics) for reference. Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02162.v1
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MiAaI
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http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • King, Gary
  • Palmquist, Bradley
  • Adams, Greg
  • Altman, Micah
  • Benoit, Kenneth
  • Gay, Claudine
  • Lewis, Jeffrey B
  • Mayer, Russ
  • Reinhardt, Eric
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
Series statement
ICPSR
Series volume
2162
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • congressional elections
  • democracy
  • demographic characteristics
  • election precincts
  • election returns
  • elections
  • local politics
  • minorities
  • minority voters
  • political attitudes
  • redistricting
  • socioeconomic status
  • voting behavior
Target audience
specialized
Label
Record of American Democracy, 1984-1990, Gary King, Bradley Palmquist, Greg Adams, Micah Altman, Kenneth Benoit, Claudine Gay, Jeffrey B. Lewis, Russ Mayer, Eric Reinhardt, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2013-01-02
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Control code
ICPSR02162
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2012-08-09.
Extent
online resource.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MiAaI)ICPSR02162
Type of computer file
Numeric.
Label
Record of American Democracy, 1984-1990, Gary King, Bradley Palmquist, Greg Adams, Micah Altman, Kenneth Benoit, Claudine Gay, Jeffrey B. Lewis, Russ Mayer, Eric Reinhardt, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2013-01-02
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
mixed
Control code
ICPSR02162
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2012-08-09.
Extent
online resource.
File format
multiple file formats
Governing access note
AVAILABLE. This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MiAaI)ICPSR02162
Type of computer file
Numeric.

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