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APPENDIX A Variable Coding 2000 Annenberg Panel Surveys Initial Bush–McCain vote (pre–Super Tuesday): Two binary measures for a respondent’s preference of Bush or McCain. Undecided voters and initial supporters of Steve Forbes and Alan Keyes are the base category. Initial Gore–Bradley vote (pre–Super Tuesday): Two binary measures for a respondent’s preference of Gore or Bradley. Undecided voters are the base category. Bush (Gore) vote (post–Super Tuesday): Reported voting choice. 0 = McCain (Bradley); 1 = Bush (Gore); other = missing Initial candidate favorability (pre–Super Tuesday): Scaled 0–100 Candidate favorability (post–Super Tuesday): Scaled 0–100 Clinton favorability (pre–Super Tuesday): Scaled 0–100 Education: 1 = grade eight or lower; 2 = some high school, no diploma; 3 = high school diploma or equivalent; 4 = technical or vocational school after high school; 5 = some college, no degree; 6 = associate or two-year college degree; 7 = four-year college degree; 8 = graduate or professional school after college; 9 = graduate or professional degree Age: In years 154 Î Appendix A: Variable Coding Female: Is the respondent female? Coded 0 or 1. Georgia: Is the respondent from Georgia? Coded 0 or 1. Married: Is the respondent married? Coded 0 or 1. All responses besides currently married are coded 0. African American: Does respondent report being African American? Coded 0 or 1. Party identification: Two binary measures for weak and strong Democrats (and Republicans) and one additional binary measure for independent (strong and not-very-strong identifiers). Ideology: From liberal to conservative. 1 = very liberal; 2 = liberal; 3 = moderate ; 4 = conservative; 5 = very conservative Local TV news watching: How many days in the past week have you watched the local news? Scaled 0–7 2000 National Election Studies Nancy Burns, Donald R. Kinder, Steven J. Rosenstone, Virginia Sapiro, and the National Election Studies, “National Election Studies, 2000: Pre-/Post-Election Study,” dataset, Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001. Presidential candidate likes (pre-election): Number of pro-Gore and pro-Bush mentions. v000306–v000310: “Is there anything in particular about Vice President Al Gore that might make you want to vote for him? (What is that?)” Up to five mentions v000318–v000322: “Is there anything in particular about Texas Governor George W. Bush that might make you want to vote for him? (What is that?)” Up to five mentions Presidential candidate dislikes (pre-election): Number of anti-Gore and antiBush mentions. v000312–v000316: “Is there anything in particular about Vice President Al Gore that might make you want to vote against him? (What is that?)” Up to five mentions v000324–v000328: “Is there anything in particular about Texas Governor George W. Bush that might make you want to vote against him? (What is that?)” Up to five mentions Appendix A: Variable Coding D 155 Presidential vote intent (pre-election): v000793: “Who do you think you will vote for in the election for president?” Two binary measures for initial Bush or Gore preference. Undecided voters are the base category. Presidential vote in 2000 (post-election): v001249 (if respondent voted for president): “Who did you vote for?” 0 = Bush; 1 = Gore; other = missing Senate feeling thermometers (post-election): v001301, Democrat; v001302, Republican Senate vote in 2000 (post-election): v001275: 0 = Republican; 1 = Democrat; other = missing Age: v000908: In years African American: v001006: “What racial or ethnic group or groups best describes you?” 0 = not African American; 1 = African American Sex: v001029: 0 = male; 1 = female Income: v000994: Annual household income at category midpoints and with missing values given a value of $53,488 (variable mean) Education: v000913: 1 = eighth grade or less; 2 = ninth to eleventh grade; 3 = high school diploma or equivalency; 4 = more than twelve years of schooling; 5 = junior college or community college level; 6 = bachelor’s degree level; 7 = advanced degree South: v000080: 0 = respondent lives outside the South; 1 = respondent lives in the South (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia) California: v000080: 0 = respondent lives outside California; 1 = respondent lives in California Married: v000909: “Are you married now and living with your (husband or wife)—or are you widowed, divorced, separated, or have you never married?” 0 = respondent is not married; 1 = the respondent is married Party identification: v000523: 0–6 scale, ranging from strong Democrat to strong Republican. We created four binary measures for weak and strong Democrats and Republicans. Ideology: v000446: 1–7 scale, ranging from very liberal to very conservative Sociotropic economic evaluations: v000491: “Would you...

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ISBN
9781439903346
Related ISBN
9781439903339
MARC Record
OCLC
719377497
Pages
186
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
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No
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