TIME CITIZENS' PANEL: So Far, a Personality Test


To track how the voters make up their minds this election year, TIME has commissioned the public opinion research firm of Yankelovich, Skelly and White, Inc. to interview periodically members of a TIME Citizens' Panel. A similar panel was used to measure the mood of voting-age Americans in the months before the 1972 presidential election. The 1976 panel consists of 300 registered voters chosen at random out of a carefully selected sample of 1,500 people who are a cross section of the national electorate. The first report follows:

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