This is a simple data set that summarizes what the education codes are in the World Values Survey for the United States.

wvs_usa_educat

Format

A data frame with 42 observations the following 6 variables.

x025

the numeric code for supposedly the highest educational level attained

x025cswvs

the numeric code for supposedly the education-level attained by the respondent, with country-specific categories

n

the number of observations in the World Values Survey with that unique x025cswvs code

x025cswvsmeaning

the meaning behind the unique x025cswvs code

x025meaning

the meaning behind the unique x025 code

educat

a standardized categorical variable corresponding with that unique x025cswvs code

Details

Observations taken from the combined seven waves of survey data made available by the World Values Survey, but isolated to just the United States. The World Values Survey unfortunately did not collect information about the education-level of the respondent in the 1981 and 1990 waves. These education categories feature in the Miller and Davis (2020) article in Journal of Ethnicity, and Politics, albeit before the release of the seventh wave.

References

Miller, Steven V. and Nicholas T. Davis. Forthcoming. "The Effect of White Social Prejudice on Support for American Democracy." Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.