A data set on attitudes about the justifiability of bribe-taking for all observations in the third to sixth wave of the World Values Survey. I use these data for in-class illustration about seemingly interval-level, but information-poor measurements.

wvs_justifbribe

Format

A data frame with 348532 observations on the following 6 variables.

s002

the World Values Survey wave

s003

the World Values Survey country code

country

the country name

s020

the survey year

uid

a unique identifier for the survey respondent

f117

an attitude about the justifiability of bribe-taking in the World Values Survey

Details

1 = "never justifiable". 10 = "always justifiable". Increasing values on this 1-10 scale imply increasing permissiveness for the respondent toward this particular/blatant form of corruption.