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.
A data frame with 2257 observations on the following 9 variables.
a unique identifier for the respondent
the state where the respondent lives (as an abbreviation)
whether the respondent voted (1 = yes; 0 = no)
the age of the respondent
the education-level of the respondent. See details section for more.
whether the respondent is a woman (1 = female; 0 = male)
does the respondent live in the south (1 = yes; 0 = no)
the political interest of the respondent in the campaigns (-1 = not much interested; 0 = somewhat interested; 1 = very much interested)
did the respondent's state have a gubernatorial election that same November (1 = yes; 0 = no)
Data come from ANES's (1984) time series.
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
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.