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Codebook: American National Election Study 2008 Subset (anes08s.sav)

A subset of the 2008 American National Election Study pre-election and post-election produced and distributed by the Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.   The data and the codebook (on which this document is based) were downloaded from the National Election Studies web site at http://www.electionstudies.org/.   

The sample of the ANES 2008 Time Series Study consisted of a new cross-section of respondents that yielded 2,323 face-to-face interviews in the pre-election study; 2,102 of which later provided a face-to-face interview in the post-election study. Variable names have been changed to make them easier to identify.  The original variable names follow the new names in parentheses.  Some variables have been recoded to facilitate analysis.  In some cases, a variable included in this subset was derived from two or more variables in the original data file. 

Pre-election interviews averaging 73 minutes in length were conducted September 2 through November 3, 2008. No interviewing was conducted on Election Day, November 4. Post-election interviews averaging 91 minutes were administered November 5 through December 30, 2008.

Note: in creating this instructional subset, it was necessary or convenient to change, sometimes substantially, the wording and ordering of a number of questions and responses.  This was done, for example, to conserve space.  Other examples occurred when two or more questions were combined to create a variable.  Because the precise structure of a question can have a major influence on the responses obtained, anyone wishing to explore a research question in depth should consult the original questionnaires provided at the site referenced above.

VARIABLE LIST

CASE VARIABLES  

CASE (V080001)         CASE ID
WEIGHT (V080102)      Post-election post-stratified

BACKGROUND  VARIABLES  

STATE (V082201B) State code 
REGION (V082201B) Census region
GENDER (V081101) Gender of respondent
RELGUIDE (V083181 & V083182) Does religion provide guidance in R’s life
PRAY (V083183) How often does R pray
RELATTEND (V083185 & V083186) Ever attend church/religious services
DENOM (V083187, V083188x, and V083189) Religious affiliation
ORIENTSELF (V083209)     Sexual Orientation
ORIENTKNOW (V083210)  Know gay, lesbian, bisexual family or friends
AGE (V083215x) Age of Respondent
MARSTAT (V083216x) Marital status
CHILDREN (V083265a, V083265b) Number of children under 18 living in household
EDUCATION (V083217) Highest grade of school or year of college R completed
UNION (V083245) Anyone in HH belong to labor union
INCOME (V083248) Household income
CLASS (V083250a) Social Class: Working or Middle
ETHNIC (V083251a, V083251b, V083256) Race/ethnicity of Respondent
GUNOWN (V083165)  Does R have a gun in his or her home or garage

GENERAL POLITICAL ATTITUDES

Efficacy
EFFICACY1A (V083079B) "Politics/govt too complicated to understand"
EFFICACY1B (V083079B) Good understanding of political issues
EFFICACY1C (V083079C) "Public officials don't care what people like me think"
EFFICACY1D (V083079D) Have no say about what govt does
EFFICACY2A (V083080B) "Politics/govt too complicated to understand"
EFFICACY2B (V083080B) Good understanding of political issues
EFFICACY2C (V083080C) " How much do public officials care what people like you think "
EFFICACY2D (V083080D) How much can people like you affect what the government does  
IDEOLOGY (V083069). Liberal/conservative self-placement -7-point scale

Party Identification
PARTYID3 (V083097) Party ID – 3 point scale
PARTYSTRONG (V083098A) Strength of Party ID
PARTYLEAN (V083098B) Party leaning
PARTYID7 (Constructed from V083097, V083098A, and V083098B) Party ID – 7 point scale

ECONOMIC ISSUES

TAXES (V085075X)Reduce deficit by raising taxes?
MILSPEND (V085076X)Reduce deficit by cutting military spending?
OTHERSPEND (V085077X)Reduce deficit by cutting other programs?
SOCIALSEC (V085104X) Favor investing social security money in stocks and bonds
GRADTAX (V083152) Statement best agrees with R about graduated income tax
SERVESPEND (V083105, V083108X) Spending and Services - 7-point scale
BIGGOV (V085105) Govt bigger because too involved OR bigger problems
GOVMARKET (V085106) Need strong govt for complex problems OR free market?
GOVSIZE (V085107) Less govt better OR more that govt should be doing

SOCIAL ISSUES

CAPPUN (V083163X)  Favor/oppose death penalty
GUNBUY (V083164) Should fed govt make it more difficult to buy a gun
GAYMARRIAGE (V083214) Position on gay marriage
IMMIGRATION (V085078G)  How important is controlling illegal immigration
IMMJOBS (V085083) How likely that immigration will take away jobs
ABORTION (V085086) Abortion - self-placement
EQUALOPP (V085162) V085162 Society should make sure everyone has equal opportunity

FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES

ISOLATIONISM (V083096) This country would be better off if we just stayed home
IRAQ (V083103) Was Iraq war worth the cost
TORTURE (V085232X) FAVOR-OPPOSE TORTURE FOR SUSPECTED TERRORISTS

FEELING THERMOMETERS

THERMRUSH (V083043) Feeling Thermometer: RUSH LIMBAUGH
THERMDEM (V083044A) Feeling Thermometer: DEMOCRATIC PARTY
THERMGOP (V083044B) Feeling Thermometer: REPUBLICAN PARTY
THERMBUSH (V085063A) Feeling thermometer: President GEORGE W. BUSH
THERMOBAMA (V085063B)  Feeling thermometer: BARACK OBAMA
THERMMCCAIN (V085063C) Feeling thermometer: JOHN MCCAIN
THERMBIDEN (V085063T) Feeling thermometer: JOE BIDEN
THERMPALIN (V085063U) Feeling thermometer: SARAH PALIN
THERMCLINTON (V085063V) Feeling thermometer: HILLARY CLINTON
THERMHISPANIC (V085064A) Feeling thermometer: HISPANICS
THERMFUND (V085064B) Feeling thermometer: CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISTS
THERMCATHOLIC (V085064C) Feeling thermometer: CATHOLICS
THERMFEM (V085064D) Feeling thermometer: FEMINISTS
THERMFED (V085064E) Feeling thermometer: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN WASHINGTON
THERMJEWS (V085064F) Feeling thermometer: JEWS
THERMLIBERAL (V085064G) Feeling thermometer: LIBERALS
THERMMIDDLE (V085064H) Feeling thermometer: MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE
THERMUNION (V085064J) Feeling thermometer: LABOR UNIONS
THERMPOOR (V085064K) Feeling thermometer: POOR PEOPLE
THERMMILITARY (V085064M) Feeling thermometer: THE MILITARY
THERMBIG (V085064N) Feeling thermometer: BIG BUSINESS
THERMWELFARE (V085064P) Feeling thermometer: PEOPLE ON WELFARE
THERMCONSERV (V085064Q) Feeling thermometer: CONSERVATIVES
THERMWORKING (V085064R) Feeling thermometer: WORKING CLASS PEOPLE
THERMENVIRON (V085064S) Feeling thermometer: ENVIRONMENTALISTS
THERMSCOTUS (V085064T) Feeling thermometer: THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
THERMGAY (V085064U) Feeling thermometer: GAY MEN AND LESBIANS (HOMOSEXUALS)
THERMASIAN (V085064V) Feeling thermometer: ASIAN-AMERICANS
THERMCONGRESS (V085064W) Feeling thermometer: CONGRESS
THERMBLACK (V085064Y) Feeling thermometer: BLACKS
THERMSOUTH (V085064Z) Feeling thermometer: SOUTHERNERS
THERMIMMIGRANT (V085065A) Feeling thermometer: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
THERMRICH (V085065B) Feeling thermometer: RICH PEOPLE
THERMWHITE (V085065C) Feeling thermometer: WHITES
THERMISRAEL (V085065D) Feeling thermometer: ISRAEL
THERMMUSLIM (V085065E) Feeling thermometer: MUSLIMS
THERMHINDU (V085065F) Feeling thermometer: HINDUS
THERMCHRISTIAN (V085065G) Feeling thermometer: CHRISTIANS
THERMATHEIST (V085065H) Feeling thermometer: ATHEISTS  

VOTING BEHAVIOR

TURNOUT (V085036X) Did respondent vote in November 2008
PRESVOTE (V085044a) For whom did Respondent vote for President
HOUSEVOTE (V085049X)  Party of R's vote for House


   

VARIABLE DESCRIPTIONS

CASEVARIABLES  

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CASE (V080001) CASE ID

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WEIGHT (V080102) Post-election post-stratified

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BACKGROUND  VARIABLES

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STATE (V082201b)     State code  

State of respondent'sresidence.

01. Alabama
02. Alaska
04. Arizona
05. Arkansas
06. California
08. Colorado
09. Connecticut
10. Delaware
11. Washington DC
12. Florida
13. Georgia
15. Hawaii
16. Idaho
17. Illinois
18. Indiana
19. Iowa
20. Kansas
21. Kentucky
22. Louisiana
23. Maine
24. Maryland
25. Massachusetts
26. Michigan
27. Minnesota
28. Mississippi
29. Missouri
30. Montana
31. Nebraska
32. Nevada
33. New Hampshire
34. New Jersey
35. New Mexico
36. New York
37. North Carolina
38. North Dakota
39. Ohio
40. Oklahoma
41. Oregon
42. Pennsylvania
44. Rhode Island
45. South Carolina
46. South Dakota
47. Tennessee
48. Texas
49. Utah
50. Vermont
51. Virginia
53. Washington
54. West Virginia
55. Wisconsin
56. Wyoming  

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REGION (V082201b) Census region (derived from state codes)

1. Northeast (CT,ME,MA,NH,NJ,NY,PA,RI,VT)
2. Midwest (IL,IN,IA,KS,MI,MN,MO,NE,ND,OH,SD,WI)
3. South (AL,AR,DE,DC,FL,GA,KY,LA,MD,MS,NC,OK,SC,TN,TX,VA,WV)
4. West (AK,AZ,CA,CO,HI,ID,MT,NM,NV,OR,UT,WA,WY)

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GENDER (V081101) Gender of respondent                  

                  1. Male respondent selected
                  2. Female respondent selected                                                                                                                                             

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RELGUIDE (V083181 & V083182) Does religion provide guidance in R’s life  

Do you consider religion to be an IMPORTANT part of your life,   or NOT?  IF R SAYS THAT RELIGION IS IMPORTANT: Would you say your religion provides SOME guidance in your day-to-day living, QUITE A BIT of guidance, or a GREAT DEAL of guidance in your day-to-day life?

                  1. Not important
                  2. Some
                  3. Quite a bit
                  4. A great deal  

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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PRAY (V083183) How often does R pray  

Please look at page 16 of the booklet. People practice their religion in different ways.  Outside of attending religious services, do you pray SEVERAL TIMES A DAY, ONCE A DAY, A FEW TIMES A WEEK, ONCE A WEEK OR LESS, or NEVER?                  

                  1. Several times a day
                  2. Once a day
                  3. A few times a week
                  4. Once a week or less
                  5. Never

                  7. Other (SPECIFY)
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused          

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RELATTEND (V083185 & V083186) How often does R attend church/religious services  

Lots of things come up that keep people from attending religious services even if they want to.  Thinking about your life these days, do you ever attend religious services, apart from occasional weddings, baptisms or funerals? IF R ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES: Do you go to religious services EVERY WEEK, ALMOST EVERY WEEK, ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH, A FEW TIMES A YEAR, or NEVER?            

                  1. Every week or more
                  2. Almost every week
                  3. Once or twice a month
                  4. A few times a year
                  5. Never

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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DENOM (V083187, V083188x, and V083189) Religious affiliation

IF R ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES: Do you mostly attend a place of worship that is PROTESTANT, ROMAN CATHOLIC, JEWISH, or SOMETHING ELSE?  IF R DOES NOT ATTEND CHURCH BUT THINKS OF SELF AS PART OF CHURCH OR DENOMINATION: Do you consider yourself PROTESTANT, ROMAN CATHOLIC, JEWISH, or SOMETHING ELSE? IF R ATTENDS CHURCH AND ATTENDS AS PROTESTANT OR 'OTHER' /     IF R DOES NOT ATTEND CHURCH BUT THINKS OF SELF AS PART OF   CHURCH OR DENOMINATION AND CONSIDERS SELF PROTESTANT OR 'OTHER': What church or denomination is that?  

                  1. Protestant
                  2. Catholic
                  3. Jewish
                  7. Other
                  9. None

                 -1. Not asked
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused                                                                                                                                               

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ORIENTSELF (V083209)     Sexual Orientation                  

                  Administered ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview)  

                  1. Heterosexual or straight
                  3. Homosexual or gay (or lesbian)
                  5. Bisexual

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused  

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ORIENTKNOW (V083210)  Know gay, lesbian, bisexual family or friends  

Among your immediate family members, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, or close friends, are any of them gay, lesbian, or bisexual as far as you know?                  

                  Administered ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview)                  

                  1. Yes
                  5. No

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused  

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AGE (V083215x) Age of Respondent  

AGE OF RESPONDENT                       

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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MARSTAT (V083216x) Marital status                  

                  1. Married
                  2. Divorced
                  3. Separated
                  4. Widowed
                  5. Never married
                  6. Partnered, not married [volunteered]                  

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused  

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CHILDREN (V083265a, V083265b) Number of children under 18 living in household  

                  -9. Don’t know, Refused  

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EDUCATION (V083217) Highest grade of school or year of college R completed  

What is the highest grade of school or year of college you have completed?          

        ENTER number 0-17:17= 17+ grades

                 -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused


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UNION (V083245) Anyone in HH belong to labor union  

Do you or anyone else in this household belong to a labor union?                  

                  1. Yes
                  5. No

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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INCOME (V083248) Household income                  

                  1. None or less than $2,999
                  2. $3,000 -$4,999
                  3. $5,000 -$7,499
                  4. $7,500 -$9,999
                  5. $10,000 -$10,999
                  6. $11,000-$12,499
                  7. $12,500-$14,999
                  8. $15,000-$16,999
                  9. $17,000-$19,999
                  10. $20,000-$21,999
                  11. $22,000-$24,999
                  12. $25,000-$29,999
                  13. $30,000-$34,999
                  14. $35,000-$39,999
                  15. $40,000-$44,999
                  16. $45,000-$49,999
                  17. $50,000-$59,999
                  18. $60,000-$74,999
                  19. $75,000-$89,999
                  20. $90,000-$99,999
                  21. $100,000-$109,999
                  22. $110,000-$119,999
                  23. $120,000-$134,999
                  24. $135,000-$149,999
                  25. $150,000 and over

                  -1. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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CLASS (V083250a) Social Class: Working or Middle

IF R THINKS OF SELF AS MEMBER OF EITHER MIDDLE OR WORKING CLASS: Which one?                        

                  1. Middle class
                  5. Working class

                  7. Other (SPECIFY)
                  -1. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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ETHNIC (V083251a, V083251b, V083256) Race/ethnicity of Respondent

What racial or ethnic group or best describes you?  IF DID NOT MENTION HISPANIC IN MENTION OF RACE OR ETHNICITY: Are you of Spanish or Hispanic origin or descent?         

                  10. Black
                  20. Asian
                  30. Native American
                  40. Hispanic or Latino (including all answering “yes” to V083256)
                  50. White
                  90. Other [SPECIFY]
                  100. Multiracial (all non-Hispanics mentioning more than one race)

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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GUNOWN (V083165)  Does R have a gun in his or her home or garage  

Do you happen to have in your home or garage any guns or revolvers?            

                  1. Yes
                  5. No

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

GENERAL POLITICAL ATTITUDES

EFFICACY:  Sample was split randomly into two groups.  The first group was asked questions coded here as “EFFICACY1A through EFFICACY1D.”  The second group was asked questions coded here as “EFFICACY2A through EFFICACY2D.”   

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EFFICACY1A (V083079B) "Politics/govt too complicated to understand"    

Sometimes, politics and government seem so complicated that a person like me can't really understand what's going on.  

                  1. Agree strongly
                  2. Agree somewhat
                  3. Neither agree nor disagree
                  4. Disagree somewhat
                  5. Disagree strongly

                  -1. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused    

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EFFICACY1B (V083079B) Good understanding of political issues  

I feel that I have a pretty good understanding of the important political issues facing our country.

                 1. Disagree strongly
                 2. Disagree somewhat
                 3. Neither agree nor disagree
                 4. Agree somewhat
                 5. Agree strongly

                 -1. NA
                 -8. Don't know
                 -9. Refused    

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EFFICACY1C (V083079C) "Public officials don't care what people like me think"  

Public officials don't care much what people like me think.

                  1. Agree strongly
                  2. Agree somewhat
                  3. Neither agree nor disagree
                  4. Disagree somewhat
                  5. Disagree strongly

                  -1. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused    

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EFFICACY1D (V083079D) Have no say about what govt does  

People like me don't have any say about what the government does

                  1. Agree strongly
                  2. Agree somewhat
                  3. Neither agree nor disagree
                  4. Disagree somewhat
                  5. Disagree strongly

                  -1. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused    

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EFFICACY2A (V083080B) "Politics/govt too complicated to understand"

How often do politics and government seem so complicated that you can't really understand what's going on?   

                  1. All the time
                  2. Most of the time
                  3. About half the time
                  4. Some of the time
                  5. Never

                  -1. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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EFFICACY2B (V083080B) Good understanding of political issues

How well do you understand the important political issues facing our country?   

                  1. Not well at all
                  2. Slightly well
                  3. Moderately well
                  4. Very well
                  5. Extremely well

                  -1. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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EFFICACY2C (V083080C) How much do public officials care what people like you think "  

How much do public officials care what people like you think?  

                  1. Not at all
                  2. A little
                  3. A moderate amount
                  4. A lot
                  5. A great deal

                  -1. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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EFFICACY2D (V083080D) How much can people like you affect what the government does?  

                  1. Not at all
                  2. A little
                  3. A moderate amount
                  4. A lot
                  5. A great deal

                  -1. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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IDEOLOGY (V083069). Liberal/conservative self-placement -7-point scale  

Where would you place YOURSELF on this scale, or haven't you thought much about this?                         

                  1. Extremely liberal
                  2. Liberal
                  3. Slightly liberal
                  4. Moderate; middle of the road
                  5. Slightly conservative
                  6. Conservative
                  7. Extremely conservative

                  -7. Haven't thought much about it
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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PARTYID3 (V083097) Party ID – 3 point scale

Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a [DEMOCRAT, a REPUBLICAN / a REPUBLICAN, a DEMOCRAT], an INDEPENDENT, or what?            

                  1. Democrat
                  2. Independent/Other party/No preference
                  3. Republican

                 -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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PARTYSTRONG (V083098A) Strength of Party ID

   IF R CONSIDERS SELF A DEMOCRAT: /

   IF R CONSIDERS SELF A REPUBLICAN

        Would you call yourself a STRONG Democrat or a NOT VERY STRONG Democrat /
        Would you call yourself a STRONG Republican or a NOT VERY STRONG Republican?                         

                  1. Strong
                  5. Not very strong

                 -1. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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PARTYLEAN (V083098B) Party leaning           

IF R'S PARTY PREFERENCE IS INDEPENDENT, NO PREFERENCE, OTHER, DK:

        Do you think of yourself as CLOSER to the Republican Party or to the Democratic Party?            

                  1. Closer to Republican
                  3. Neither [volunteered]
                  5. Closer to Democratic

                  -1. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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PARTYID7 (Constructed from V083097, V083098A, and V083098B) Party ID – 7 point scale  

1.      Strong Democrat
2.      Weak Democrat
3.      Independent Leaning Democrat
4.      Pure Independent
5.      Independent Leaning Republican
6.      Weak Republican
7.      Strong Republican

ECONOMIC ISSUES

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TAXES (V085075X)Reduce deficit by raising taxes?  

                  1. Favor strongly
                  2. Favor not strongly
                  3. Lean toward favoring
                  4. Do not lean either way
                  5. Lean toward opposing
                  6. Oppose not strongly
                  7. Oppose strongly

                  -2. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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MILSPEND (V085076X)Reduce deficit by cutting military spending?  

                  1. Favor strongly
                  2. Favor not strongly
                  3. Lean toward favoring
                  4. Do not lean either way
                  5. Lean toward opposing
                  6. Oppose not strongly
                  7. Oppose strongly

                  -2. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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OTHERSPEND (V085077X)Reduce deficit by cutting other programs?  

                  1. Favor strongly
                  2. Favor not strongly
                  3. Lean toward favoring
                  4. Do not lean either way
                  5. Lean toward opposing
                  6. Oppose not strongly
                  7. Oppose strongly

                  -2. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused  

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SOCIALSEC (V085104X) Favor investing social security money in stocks and bonds                  

                  1. Favor strongly
                  2. Favor not strongly
                  3. Lean toward favoring
                  4. Do not lean either way
                  5. Lean toward opposing
                  6. Oppose not strongly
                  7. Oppose strongly

                 -2. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused  

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GRADTAX (V083152) Statement best agrees with R about graduated income tax            

People who make more money should pay:                     

1. A larger percent of their income in taxes to the government than people who make less money.
2. The same percent of their income in taxes to the government than people who make less money.
3. A smaller percent of their income in taxes to the government than people who make less money.

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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SERVESPEND (V083105, V083108X) Spending and Services - 7-point scale  

When it comes to the tradeoff between providing government services and controlling government spending, government should:                  

                  1. A lot fewer services
                  2. Somewhat fewer services
                  3. Slightly fewer services
                  4. About the same services
                  5. Slightly more services
                  6. Somewhat more services
                  7. A lot more services

                  -1. NA
                  -8. Don't
                  -9. Refused

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BIGGOV (V085105) Govt bigger because too involved OR bigger problems

        The main reason government has become bigger over the years is because:  

                  1. It has gotten involved in things that people should do for themselves.
                  2. The problems we face have become bigger.

                  -2. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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GOVMARKET (V085106) Need strong govt for complex problems OR free market?

        Do you think that:

        ..........................................................................                  

                  1. We need a strong government to handle today’s complex economic problems
                  2. The free market can handle these without government being involved                  

                  -2. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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GOVSIZE (V085107) Less govt better OR more that govt should be doing

Do you think that:                               

                  1. The less government the better.
                  2. There are more things that government should be doing.                

                  -2. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused  

SOCIAL ISSUES

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CAPPUN (V083163X) Favor/oppose death penalty

  Do you favor or oppose the death penalty            

                  1. Favor strongly
                  2. Favor not strongly
                  4. Oppose not strongly
                  5. Oppose strongly

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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GUNBUY (V083164) Should fed govt make it more difficult to buy a gun

Do you think the federal government should make it MORE DIFFICULT for people to buy a gun than it is now, make it EASIER for people to buy a gun, or keep these rules ABOUT THE SAME as they are now?                  

                  1. More difficult
3. Keep these rules about the same
                  5. Make it easier  

                  -1.INA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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GAYMARRIAGE (V083214) Position on gay marriage

Should same-sex couples be ALLOWED to marry, or do you think they should NOT BE ALLOWED to marry?

        ..........................................................................                  

Question was administered ACASI (Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview).                  

                  1. Should be allowed
3. Should not be allowed to marry but should be allowed to legally form a civil union [volunteered]
                  5. Should not be allowed 

7. Other [volunteered][specify]     

-8. Don't know
-9. Refused

 

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IMMIGRATION (V085078G) How important is controlling illegal immigration

Should CONTROLLING AND REDUCING ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION   be a VERY IMPORTANT foreign policy goal, a SOMEWHAT IMPORTANT foreign policy goal, or NOT AN IMPORTANT foreign policy goal at all?        

                  1. Very important
                  3. Somewhat important
                  5. Not important at all                  

                  -2. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused  

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IMMJOBS (V085083) How likely that immigration will take away jobs

How likely is it that recent immigration levels will take jobs away from people already here: EXTREMELY likely, VERY likely, SOMEWHAT likely, or NOT AT ALL likely?                  

                  1. Extremely likely
                  2. Very likely
                  3. Somewhat likely
                  4. Not at all likely                 

                  -2. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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ABORTION (V085086) Abortion - self-placement

  Which one of the opinions on this page best agrees with your view

        ..........................................................................                 

                  1. By law, abortion should never be permitted.
                  2. The law should permit abortion only in case of rape, incest, or when the woman's life is in danger.
                  3. The law should permit abortion for reasons other than rape, incest, or danger to the woman's life, but only after the need for the abprtion has been clearly established.
                  4. By law, a woman should always be able to obtain an abortion as a matter of personal choice.

                  7. Other {SPECIFY} (volunteered)
                  -1. NA        
                  -8. Don't know

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EQUALOPP (V085162) Society should make sure everyone has equal opportunity       

        'Our society should do whatever is necessary to make sure that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.'       

                  1. Agree strongly
                  2. Agree Somewhat
                  3. Neither agree nor disagree
                  4. Disagree Somewhat
                  5. Disagree strongly                 

                  -2. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES

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ISOLATIONISM (V083096) This country would be better off if we just stayed home  

This country would be better off if we just stayed home and did not concern ourselves with problems in other parts of the world.            

                  1. Agree
                  5. Disagree

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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IRAQ (V083103) Was Iraq war worth the cost  

  Taking everything into account, do you think the war in Iraq has been WORTH THE COST or NOT?        

                  1. Worth it
                  5. Not worth it

                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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TORTURE (V085232X) FAVOR-OPPOSE TORTURE FOR SUSPECTED TERRORISTS  

Do you FAVOR, OPPOSE, or NEITHER FAVOR NOR OPPOSE the U.S. government torturing people, who are suspected of being terrorists, to try to get information?         Do you favor that A GREAT DEAL, MODERATELY, or A LITTLE?                  

                  1. Favor a great deal
                  2. Favor moderately
                  3. Favor a little
                  4. Neither favor nor oppose
                  5. Oppose a little
                  6. Oppose moderately
                  7. Oppose a great deal

                  -2. NA
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

  FEELING THERMOMETERS

I'd like to get your feelings toward some of our political leaders and other people who are in the news these days. I'll read the name of a person and I'd like you to rate that person using something we call the feeling thermometer. Ratings between 50 degrees and 100 degrees mean that you feel favorable and warm toward the person. Ratings between 0 degrees and 50 degrees mean that you don't feel favorable toward the person and that you don't care too much for that person. You would rate the person at the 50 degree mark if you don't feel particularly warm or cold toward the person. If we come to a person whose name you don't recognize, you don't need to rate that person. Just tell me and we'll move on to the next one.  

ENTER number 0-100

                  -6. Thermometer: 'don't know who this is'
                  -8. Don't know ('don't know where to rate')
                  -9. Refused           

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THERMRUSH (V083043) Feeling Thermometer: RUSH LIMBAUGH                                                                                                                                           

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THERMDEM (V083044A) Feeling Thermometer: DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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THERMGOP (V083044B) Feeling Thermometer: REPUBLICAN PARTY  

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THERMBUSH (V085063A) Feeling thermometer: President GEORGE W. BUSH  

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THERMOBAMA (V085063B) Feeling thermometer: BARACK OBAMA       

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THERMMCCAIN (V085063C) Feeling thermometer: JOHN MCCAIN       

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THERMBIDEN (V085063T) Feeling thermometer: JOE BIDEN

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THERMPALIN (V085063U) Feeling thermometer: SARAH PALIN

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THERMCLINTON (V085063V) Feeling thermometer: HILLARY CLINTON

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THERMHISPANIC (V085064A) Feeling thermometer: HISPANICS  

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THERMFUND (V085064B) Feeling thermometer: CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALISTS

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THERMCATHOLIC (V085064C) Feeling thermometer: CATHOLICS  

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THERMFEM (V085064D) Feeling thermometer: FEMINISTS  

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THERMFED (V085064E) Feeling thermometer: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN WASHINGTON  

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THERMJEWS (V085064F) Feeling thermometer: JEWS  

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THERMLIBERAL (V085064G) Feeling thermometer: LIBERALS  

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THERMMIDDLE (V085064H) Feeling thermometer: MIDDLE CLASS PEOPLE  

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THERMUNION (V085064J) Feeling thermometer: LABOR UNIONS  

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THERMPOOR (V085064K) Feeling thermometer: POOR PEOPLE  

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THERMMILITARY (V085064M) Feeling thermometer: THE MILITARY

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THERMBIG (V085064N) Feeling thermometer: BIG BUSINESS

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THERMWELFARE (V085064P) Feeling thermometer: PEOPLE ON WELFARE  

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THERMCONSERV (V085064Q) Feeling thermometer: CONSERVATIVES  

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THERMWORKING (V085064R) Feeling thermometer: WORKING CLASS PEOPLE

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THERMENVIRON (V085064S) Feeling thermometer: ENVIRONMENTALISTS  

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THERMSCOTUS (V085064T) Feeling thermometer: THE U.S. SUPREME COURT  

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THERMGAY (V085064U) Feeling thermometer: GAY MEN AND LESBIANS (HOMOSEXUALS)  

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THERMASIAN (V085064V) Feeling thermometer: ASIAN-AMERICANS  

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THERMCONGRESS (V085064W) Feeling thermometer: CONGRESS            

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THERMBLACK (V085064Y) Feeling thermometer: BLACKS  

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THERMSOUTH (V085064Z) Feeling thermometer: SOUTHERNERS  

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THERMIMMIGRANT (V085065A) Feeling thermometer: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS  

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THERMRICH (V085065B) Feeling thermometer: RICH PEOPLE

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THERMWHITE (V085065C) Feeling thermometer: WHITES  

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THERMISRAEL (V085065D) Feeling thermometer: ISRAEL  

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THERMMUSLIM (V085065E) Feeling thermometer: MUSLIMS

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THERMHINDU (V085065F) Feeling thermometer: HINDUS  

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THERMCHRISTIAN (V085065G) Feeling thermometer: CHRISTIANS  

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THERMATHEIST (V085065H) Feeling thermometer: ATHEISTS
 

VOTING BEHAVIOR

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TURNOUT (V085036X) Did respondent vote in November 2008                  

                  0. No
                  1. Yes

                  -2. NA  

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PRESVOTE (V085044a) Forwhom did Respondent vote for President

        Who did you vote for?           

                  1. Barack Obama
                  3. John McCain
                  7. Other [SPECIFY]                 

                  -1. Did not vote
                  -8. Don't know
                  -9. Refused

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HOUSEVOTE (V085049X) Party of R's vote for House  

                  1. Democratic candidate
                  3. Republican candidate
                  5. Independent/3rd party candidate
                  9. Other response

       &nbApril 17, 2013
April 17, 2013p;          -8. Don't know April 17, 2013 style='mso-tab-count:1'>       &nb October 28, 2010 efused

 

 


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