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Title: Los Angeles Times Poll: 1996 Exit Poll: National & California [USLAT1996-389]
Survey Firm: Los Angeles Times
Study Date: November 5, 1996
Sample: National and California Exiting Voters
Sample Size: 8196
Survey Notes: The California sample is 2,473 for 40 polling places across the state.
Variables: 56
Abstract: Presidential vote (1);house vote (1); factors deciding vote (3); when vote was decided (1); influence of vote(1); trust in president (1); concerns in size of government (1); economy (1); direction of country (1); financial situation (1); divided government (1); abortion (1); 1992 vote (1); 1988 vote (1); ideology (1); party identification (1); religion (1). California: propositions 209, 211, 215, & 216.
Weight: Columns 62-66 (xx.xxx) -- Varname: WGT_NAT
The study dataset(s) contain weight factors that should be employed in any data analysis. Typically weights are used in an attempt to assure that the survey sample more accurately represents the population.
Usage Note: For the California sample, use the weight located in Columns 67-71 (xx.xxx) -- Varname: WGT_CAL. Some questions, which use only 1 column for data, allow legitimate punches for 10 & 11. 10 will correspond to 'X' in the data file and 11 will correspond to 'Y' in the data file.
Citation:

Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times Poll: 1996 Exit Poll: National & California, Nov, 1996 [dataset]. USLAT1996-389, Version 3. Los Angeles Times [producer]. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY: Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, RoperExpress [distributor], accessed Aug-27-2016.

 

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