This is a simple data set for estimating a simple model on voter turnout from the 1984 American National Election Studies (ANES) 1984 time-series.

anes_vote84

Format

A data frame with 2257 observations on the following 9 variables.

uid

a unique identifier for the respondent

stateabb

the state where the respondent lives (as an abbreviation)

vote

whether the respondent voted (1 = yes; 0 = no)

age

the age of the respondent

educ

the education-level of the respondent. See details section for more.

female

whether the respondent is a woman (1 = female; 0 = male)

south

does the respondent live in the south (1 = yes; 0 = no)

polint

the political interest of the respondent in the campaigns (-1 = not much interested; 0 = somewhat interested; 1 = very much interested)

govrace

did the respondent's state have a gubernatorial election that same November (1 = yes; 0 = no)

Source

Data come from ANES's (1984) time series.

Details

The vote variable is deliberately coded where those with a value of 1 are respondents who said they voted and the ANES was able to confirm that with voter registration records. There are purportedly 85 responses in this raw variable where the respondent said they voted, but this could not be confirmed from registration records. Those cases are recorded as NA. The educ variable ranges from 1 (finished 8th grade or less than that) to 10 (respondent holds an advanced degree). The uid variable is a simple sequence variable ranging from 1 to 2257 and is calculated on the original 1984 time-series study (May 3, 1999 version) before other recoding was done. This should allow some reproducibility for an interested user.