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CODEBOOK: 2000-2004 American National Election Study Panel Subset (anespanl.sav)                                         

A subset of the National Election Study 2000-2002-2004 Full Panel File. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Center for Political Studies [producer and distributor].

Based on data and codebook downloaded from the National Election Studies web site at http://www.umich.edu/~nes/. 

This file includes those respondents interviewed in all three election years.  A weight variable has been included to adjust for known or estimated sample biases, included those due to sample attrition.   The file contains a total of 840 respondents.

Variable names have been changed to make them easier to identify.  The original variable names are provided in the list that follows.  In a few cases, a variable included in this subset was derived from two or more variables in the original data file. 

Variable           Original            Variable
Name               Name(s)           Label                                                                                                   

Note: numbers in parentheses indicate the year the question was asked.

Background variables (ethnic and gender are from the 2002 study; other background variables are from the 2000 study):

weight      WT04        Panel Weight
region      P000092     Census region
ideology    P000446
relserv     P000877 &   Attend religious services how often?
            P000879 &
            P000880     
yearborn    P000907     Year of birth
marstat     P000909     Marital status
educate     P000913     Respondent education level
ethnic      P023150 &   Race/ethnicity of Respondent
            P023151
gender      P023153     Respondent gender     

War in Iraq:

iraq        P045087      Was Iraq war worth the cost? (2004)

Party Identification:

ptyid300    P000519     R party ID, 3-point scale (2000)
ptyid302    P023036     R party ID, 3-point scale (2002)
ptyid304    P045058     R party ID, 3-point scale (2004)
ptyid700    P000523     R party ID, 7-point scale (2000)
ptyid702    P023038x    R party ID, 7-point scale (2002)
ptyid704    P045058x    R party ID, 7-point scale (2004)

Voting:

p200000     P001249     R vote cast in 2000 presidential election (2000)
p200002     P023111     R vote cast in 2000 presidential election (2002)
p200004     P045003a    R vote cast in 2000 presidential election (2004)
p2004       P045049A    R vote cast in 2004 presidential election (2004)
h2000       P001263     R vote cast in 2000 house election (2000)
h2002       P025028b    R vote cast in 2002 house election (2002)
h2004       P045053     R vote cast in 2004 house election (2004)

Trust:

worthy00    P001475     Are people trustworthy? (2000)
worthy02    P025101     Are people trustworthy? (2002)
worthy04    P045158     Are people trustworthy? (2004)
fair00      P001476     Are people fair? (2000)
fair02      P025102     Are people fair? (2002)
fair04      P045159     Are people fair? (2004)
help00      P001477     Are people helpful? (2000)
help02      P025103     Are people helpful? (2002)
help04      P045160     Are people helpful? (2004)
gtrust00    P001534     Can gov’t be trusted? (2000)
gtrust02    P025174     Can gov’t be trusted? (2002)
gtrust04    P045149     Can gov’t be trusted? (2004)

Thermometers:

bush00pr    P001294     George Bush Thermometer (2000 pre-election)
bush00po    P001294     George Bush Thermometer (2000 post-election)
bush02      P023010     George Bush Thermometer (2002)
bush04      P045007     George Bush Thermometer (2004)
nadr00pr    P000363     Ralph Nader Thermometer (2000 pre-election)
nadr00po    P001295     Ralph Nader Thermometer (2000 post-election)
nadr02      P023014     Ralph Nader Thermometer (2002)
nadr04      P045012     Ralph Nader Thermometer (2004)

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weight      WT04     Sample weight

This variable is used to correct for known or estimated sampling biases, including those resulting from inability to re-interview some respondents in the post-election survey.

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region      P000092     Census region

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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ideology    P0000519     Liberal/conservative self-placement - 7-point scale

1. Extremely liberal
2. Liberal
3. Slightly liberal
4. Moderate; middle lf the road
5. Slightly conservative
6. Conservative
7. Extremely conservative
8. Don’t Know
9. Refused
0. No answer

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relserv     P000877 &    Attend religious services how often
            P000879 &
            P000880

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?  IF R SAYS ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES 'EVERY WEEK': Would you say you go to religious services ONCE A WEEK or MORE OFTEN than once a week?

1. More than once a week
2. Every week
3. Almost every week
4. Once or twice a month
5. A few times a year
6. Never
.  Don’t Know/Refused/Not applicable

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yearborn    P000907     Year of birth

What is the month, day and year of your birth?

YEAR

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9998. DK
9999. RF
0000. NA

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marstat     P000909     Marital status

Are you married now and living with your (husband/wife) -- or are you widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never married?

1. Married
2. Widowed
3. Divorced
4. Separated
5. Never married
6. Partnered, not married {VOL}
8. Don't know
9. Refused

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educate     P000913     Respondent education level

What is the highest grade of school or year of college you have completed?  Did you get a high school diploma or pass a high school equivalency test?  What is the highest degree that you have earned?

1. 8 grades or less and no diploma or equivalency
2. 9-11 grades, no further schooling (incl. 12 years
   without diploma or equivalency)
3. High school diploma or equivalency test
4. More than 12 years of schooling, no higher degree
5. Junior or community college level degrees (AA
   degrees)
6. BA level degrees; 17+ years, no advanced degree
7. Advanced degree, including LLB
9. Don’t Know/Refused/No answer

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ethnic      P023150 &   Race/ethnicity of Respondent
            P023151

1. Black
2. Asian
3. Native American
4. Hispanic
5. White
6. Multiracial/Other
7. Don't know
8. Refused
9. No answer

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gender      P023153    Respondent gender

1. Male
2. Female

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iraq        P045087      Was Iraq war worth the cost? (2004)

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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ptyid300    P000519     R party ID, 3-point scale (2000)
ptyid302    P023036     R party ID, 3-point scale (2002)
ptyid304    P045058     R party ID, 3-point scale (2004)

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

1. Republican
2. Independent
3. Democrat
4. Other party {SPECIFY}
5. No preference
8. Don't know
9. Refused
0. No answer

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ptyid700    P000523     R party ID, 7-point scale (2000)
ptyid702    P023038x    R party ID, 7-point scale (2002)
ptyid704    P045058x    R party ID, 7-point scale (2004)

Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a REPUBLICAN, a DEMOCRAT, an INDEPENDENT, or what?  Would you call yourself a STRONG [Democrat/Republican] or a NOT VERY STRONG [Democrat/Republican]?  Do you think of yourself as CLOSER to the Republican Party or to the Democratic party?

0. Strong Democrat
1. Weak Democrat
2. Independent-Democrat
3. Independent-Independent
4. Independent-Republican
5. Weak Republican
6. Strong Republican
7. Other; minor party; refuses to say
8. Apolitical
9. DK

Note: Code 8 (apolitical) was used if R was coded No preference and also showed little or no interest in politics in response to the following survey questions:

Interest in campaigns
Care about Congressional race outcome
Voted
Follow public affairs

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p200000     P001249     R vote cast in 2000 presidential election (2000)
p200002     P023111     R vote cast in 2000 presidential election (2002)
p200004     P045003a    R vote cast in 2000 presidential election (2004)

1. Gore
3. Bush
5. Nader
7. Other
8. Don't know
9. Refused
0. Not applicable
.  Not applicable

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p2004       P045049A    R vote cast in 2004 presidential election

1. Kerry
3. Bush
5. Nader
7. Other
8. Don't know
9. Refused
.  Not applicable

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h2000       P001263     R vote cast in 2000 house election
h2002       P025028b    R vote cast in 2002 house election
h2004       P045053     R vote cast in 2004 house election

1. Democratic
2. Republican
3. Other
8. Don’t Know
9. Refused
0. NA
.  NA

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worthy00    P001475     Are people trustworthy? (2000)
worthy02    P025101     Are people trustworthy? (2002)
worthy04    P045158     Are people trustworthy? (2004)

Generally speaking, would you say that MOST PEOPLE CAN BE TRUSTED or that you CAN'T BE TOO CAREFUL in dealing with people?

1. Most people can be trusted
5. Can't be too careful
8. Don't know
9. Refused

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fair00      P001476     Are people fair (2000)
fair02      P025102     Are people fair (2002)
fair04      P045159     Are people fair (2004)

Do you think most people would try to TAKE ADVANTAGE of you if they got the chance or would they TRY TO BE FAIR?

1. Take advantage
5. Try to be fair
8. Don't know
9. Refused
.  NA

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help00       P001477     Are people helpful? (2000)
help02      P025103     Are people helpful? (2002)
help04      P045160     Are people helpful? (2004)

Would you say that most of the time people TRY TO BE HELPFUL, or that they are JUST LOOKING OUT FOR THEMSELVES?

1. Try to be helpful
5. Just looking out for themselves
8. Don't know
9. Refused
.  NA

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gtrust00    P001534     Can gov’t be trusted? (2000)
gtrust02    P025174     Can gov’t be trusted? (2002)
gtrust04    P045149     Can gov’t be trusted? (2004)

How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right -- JUST ABOUT ALWAYS, MOST OF THE TIME, or only SOME OF THE TIME?

1. Just about always
2. Most of the time
3. Only some of the time
4. Never {VOL}
8. Don't know
9. Refused

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“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.

bush00pr    P001294     George Bush Thermometer (2000 pre-election)
bush00po    P001294     George Bush Thermometer (2000 post-election)
bush02      P023010     George Bush Thermometer (2002)
bush04      P045007     George Bush Thermometer (2004)
nadr00pr    P000363     Ralph Nader Thermometer (2000 pre-election)
nadr00po    P001295     Ralph Nader Thermometer (2000 post-election)
nadr02      P023014     Ralph Nader Thermometer (2002)
nadr04      P045012     Ralph Nader Thermometer (2004)

0-100
999 MISSING DATA (NO ANSWER, DON'T RECOGNIZE, DON'T KNOW, REFUSED TO ANSWER)  

 

 


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