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Study TitleMorgan Gallup Poll vote and leadership approval, Australia: Aggregate data, 1958 to 1987
Primary InvestigatorMughan, A.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
AbstractThis study consists of an aggregate data file derived from published results of monthly Morgan Gallup Polls from 1958 to 1987, with particular emphasis on vote intention and leadership ratings. Each record in the file contains derived information for one monthly poll. This information includes: month and year of poll; number of monthly polls over which mean voting figures were calculated; percentage of respondents volunteering voting intention from the ALP, the Liberal/National Party and the Australian Democrats; the number of monthly polls over which mean leadership approval figures were calculated; percentage of respondents approving of both the incumbent Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition; the identities of both incumbents; whether an election for either the House of Representatives or the Senate was held in the particular month; and which party held government at the time.
Production Date (documentation)1988-03-04
Bibliographic CitationMughan, A. Morgan Gallup Poll vote and leadership approval, Australia: Aggregate data, 1958 to 1987 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2011.
CopyrightCopyright © 2011, Australian National University. All rights reserved.
ContactMughan, (Dr) A. Department of Political Science Research School of Social Sciences Australian National University GPO Box 4 Canberra ACT 2601
Study Scope Content
Topic ClassificationsAustralian studies;Poll;1950 - 59
KeywordsElections;Political parties;Politicians;Politics
Population (Universe)All available monthly Morgan Gallup Polls from 1958 to 1987.
Date of Collection
Start date - Data Collection: 1958-01-01 End date - Data Collection: 1958-01-01
Time Period
Time Period - Start: 1958-01-01 Time Period - End: 1958-01-01
Geographic CoverageNational
Geographic UnitNo geographic information is included in the data file.
Methodology Content
Sampling Procedureno sampling (total universe)
Data Kindstatistics/aggregate data
Data Access Content
Access ConditionsThe depositor may be informed (by the archive) of use being made of the data, in order to comment on that use and make contact with colleagues of similar interests.
Deposit Information Content
DepositorMughan, (Dr) A.
Deposit Date1988-03-04
VersionVersion 2
Other Content
Unit of AnalysisMonthly opinion poll
Mode of Data Collectionuse of existing records
CommentThis study consists of an aggregate data file derived from published results of monthly Morgan Gallup Polls from 1958 to 1987, with particular emphasis on vote intention and leadership ratings. Each record in the file contains derived information for one monthly poll. This information includes: month and year of poll; number of monthly polls over which mean voting figures were calculated; percentage of respondents volunteering voting intention from the ALP, the Liberal/National Party and the Australian Democrats; the number of monthly polls over which mean leadership approval figures were calculated; percentage of respondents approving of both the incumbent Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition; the identities of both incumbents; whether an election for either the House of Representatives or the Senate was held in the particular month; and which party held government at the time.
Study Creation Date2011-04-16 00:21:55 UTC
Bibliographic Citation (documentation)Mughan, A. Morgan Gallup Poll vote and leadership approval, Australia: Aggregate data, 1958 to 1987 [computer file]. Canberra: Australian Data Archive, The Australian National University, 2011.
Copyright (documentation)Copyright © 2011, The Australian National University. All rights reserved.
Producer (documentation)Australian Data Archive
Title (documentation)Morgan Gallup Poll vote and leadership approval, Australia: Aggregate data, 1958 to 1987
WeightingNo weighting variable is included in the data file.
ADA IDau.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
LabelMorgan Gallup Poll vote and leadership approval, Australia: Aggregate data, 1958 to 1987
Languageen
CountriesAustralia
Type of Research InstrumentStructured
ADA Processing LevelLevel 2
ADA Study LevelLevel 2
Version Date2011-03-02
Version NotesThis version of the data was created with the archive holdings for this dataset were reviewed in 2011. A date variable which combines both the month and year of each poll was added to the data file.
Version ResponsibilityAustralian Data Archive
Time Methodtime series
WeightingNo weighting variable is included in the data file.
MONTH OF POLL Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
month 1.0 12.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:24:48 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:55 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041970
Interval: discrete
Label: MONTH OF POLL
Variable Name: month
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V1
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 396
Variable Position: 1
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:24:48 UTC
Maximum: 12.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: V1
Variable Width: 2
YEAR OF POLL Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
year
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:24:50 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:55 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Format: character
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041971
Interval: discrete
Label: YEAR OF POLL
Maximum: 1990.0
Minimum: 1958.0
Variable Name: year
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V2
Valid Cases: 396
Variable Position: 2
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:24:50 UTC
Variable ID: V2
Variable Width: 2
DATE OF POLL - YEAR, MONTH Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
polldate
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:24:52 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:56 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Format: character
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041972
Interval: discrete
Label: DATE OF POLL - YEAR, MONTH
Variable Name: polldate
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V3
Valid Cases: 396
Variable Position: 3
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:24:52 UTC
Variable ID: V3
Variable Width: 8
NO. POLLS USED FOR VOTE Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
polls 1.0 5.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:24:54 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:57 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041973
Interval: discrete
Label: NO. POLLS USED FOR VOTE
Variable Name: polls
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V4
Invalid Cases: 103
Valid Cases: 293
Variable Position: 4
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:24:54 UTC
Maximum: 5.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: V4
Variable Width: 1
PERCENT ALP VOTE Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
alp 3.8 57.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:24:56 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:57 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 1
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041974
Interval: contin
Label: PERCENT ALP VOTE
Maximum: 57.0
Mean: 45.004
Minimum: 3.8
Variable Name: alp
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V5
Invalid Cases: 103
Valid Cases: 293
Variable Position: 5
Std. Deviation: 5.764
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:24:56 UTC
Maximum: 57.0
Minimum: 3.8
Variable ID: V5
Variable Width: 4
PERCENT LNP VOTE Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
lnp 4.6 60.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:24:58 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:58 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 1
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041975
Interval: contin
Label: PERCENT LNP VOTE
Maximum: 60.0
Mean: 45.108
Minimum: 4.6
Variable Name: lnp
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V6
Invalid Cases: 103
Valid Cases: 293
Variable Position: 6
Std. Deviation: 4.999
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:24:58 UTC
Maximum: 60.0
Minimum: 4.6
Variable ID: V6
Variable Width: 4
PERCENT AUSDEM VOTE Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
ausdem 4.0 14.6
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:25:00 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:58 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 1
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041976
Interval: contin
Label: PERCENT AUSDEM VOTE
Maximum: 14.6
Mean: 7.119
Minimum: 4.0
Variable Name: ausdem
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V7
Invalid Cases: 234
Valid Cases: 162
Variable Position: 7
Std. Deviation: 1.822
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:25:00 UTC
Maximum: 14.6
Minimum: 4.0
Variable ID: V7
Variable Width: 4
PERCENT DLP VOTE Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
dlp 1.0 9.2
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:25:02 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:58 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 1
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041977
Interval: contin
Label: PERCENT DLP VOTE
Maximum: 9.2
Mean: 4.786
Minimum: 1.0
Variable Name: dlp
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V8
Invalid Cases: 259
Valid Cases: 137
Variable Position: 8
Std. Deviation: 2.038
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:25:02 UTC
Maximum: 9.2
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: V8
Variable Width: 4
NO. POLLS USED FOR LEADER Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
leaders 1.0 5.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:25:04 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:58 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041978
Interval: discrete
Label: NO. POLLS USED FOR LEADER
Variable Name: leaders
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V9
Invalid Cases: 163
Valid Cases: 233
Variable Position: 9
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:25:04 UTC
Maximum: 5.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: V9
Variable Width: 1
PERCENT PM APPROVAL Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
pm 5.1 74.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:25:06 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:58 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 1
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041981
Interval: contin
Label: PERCENT PM APPROVAL
Maximum: 74.0
Mean: 45.904
Minimum: 5.1
Variable Name: pm
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V10
Invalid Cases: 163
Valid Cases: 233
Variable Position: 10
Std. Deviation: 11.521
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:25:06 UTC
Maximum: 74.0
Minimum: 5.1
Variable ID: V10
Variable Width: 4
PERCENT OL APPROVAL Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
ol 5.0 54.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:25:08 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:58 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 1
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041983
Interval: contin
Label: PERCENT OL APPROVAL
Maximum: 54.0
Mean: 39.356
Minimum: 5.0
Variable Name: ol
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V11
Invalid Cases: 164
Valid Cases: 232
Variable Position: 11
Std. Deviation: 7.29
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:25:08 UTC
Maximum: 54.0
Minimum: 5.0
Variable ID: V11
Variable Width: 4
IDENTITY INCUMBENT PM Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
idpm 4.0 10.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:25:10 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:58 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041985
Interval: discrete
Label: IDENTITY INCUMBENT PM
Variable Name: idpm
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V12
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 396
Variable Position: 12
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:25:10 UTC
Maximum: 10.0
Minimum: 4.0
Variable ID: V12
Variable Width: 2
IDENTITY INCUMBENT OL Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
idol 2.0 11.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:25:12 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:58 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041987
Interval: discrete
Label: IDENTITY INCUMBENT OL
Variable Name: idol
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V13
Invalid Cases: 2
Valid Cases: 394
Variable Position: 13
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:25:12 UTC
Maximum: 11.0
Minimum: 2.0
Variable ID: V13
Variable Width: 2
HOUSE REPS ELECTION IN MONTH Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
genelec 0.0 1.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:25:14 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:58 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041989
Interval: discrete
Label: HOUSE REPS ELECTION IN MONTH
Variable Name: genelec
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V14
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 396
Variable Position: 14
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:25:14 UTC
Maximum: 1.0
Minimum: 0.0
Variable ID: V14
Variable Width: 1
SENATE ELECTION IN MONTH Return to 00475   Arrow_up Arrow_down
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
senelec 0.0 1.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:25:16 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:58 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041991
Interval: discrete
Label: SENATE ELECTION IN MONTH
Variable Name: senelec
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V15
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 396
Variable Position: 15
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:25:16 UTC
Maximum: 1.0
Minimum: 0.0
Variable ID: V15
Variable Width: 1
PARTY IN GOVERNMENT Return to 00475   Arrow_up
Name Val Range Min Val Range Max
govt 1.0 2.0
Misc.
Update Creation Date: 2011-07-30 00:25:18 UTC
Study Creation Date: 2011-04-16 00:21:58 UTC
Data File ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_F1
Decimal Places: 0
Format: numeric
Format Schema: other
Variable ID: 1041993
Interval: discrete
Label: PARTY IN GOVERNMENT
Variable Name: govt
Nesstar ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475_V16
Invalid Cases: 0
Valid Cases: 396
Variable Position: 16
ADA ID: au.edu.anu.ada.ddi.00475
Database Study ID: 2240
Updated At: 2011-07-30 00:25:18 UTC
Maximum: 2.0
Minimum: 1.0
Variable ID: V16
Variable Width: 1

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