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Citizens’ Policy Confidence and Electoral Punishment: A Neglected Dimension of Electoral Accountability

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Alan S. Gerber, Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling

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Authors; 2009 CCES

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Suggested citation: “Alan S. Gerber, Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling (2011), Replication Materials for ‘Citizens’ Policy Confidence and Electoral Punishment: A Neglected Dimension of Electoral Accountability.’ ISPS Data Archive”

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November 1, 2009
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The final survey sample is constructed by drawing a target population sample that is representative of the general population on a variety of characteristics (e.g., gender, age, race, income, education, state of residence, party identification) based on the 2005–2007 American Community Study, November 2008 Current Population Survey Supplement, and the 2007 Pew Religious Life Survey. After administering the CCES survey to more respondents than is required, YouGov/Polimetrix used proximity matching to select cases to match to the target sample. Weights were then calculated to adjust the final sample to reflect the national public on these demographic and other characteristics.
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The order of the four policy areas was randomized for each respondent, with the same order maintained throughout the survey for all blocks of questions pertaining to these issues.
Fictional Last Name, Party, and Vote for four policy areas: teen pregnancy, same sex marriage, job creation, and banking regulation.
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Survey (vignette)
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Support for Representative
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Limor Peer
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Data file numbersort descending Description File format Size File url
D070F01 ReadMe file Adobe Acrobat (8/1) .pdf 41984 Download file
D070F02 Data file - CCES Stata (13.0) .dta 177152 Download file
D070F03 Data file - Mturk Stata (13.0) .dta 10240 Download file
D070F04 Data file - CCES .csv 247808 Download file
D070F05 Data file - Mturk .csv 11264 Download file
D070F06 Program file - 01_generate Stata (13.0) .do 2048 Download file
D070F07 Program file - 02_analysis Stata (13.0) .do 27648 Download file
D070F08 Program file - 02_sub01 Stata (13.0) .do 8192 Download file
D070F09 Program file - 02_sub02 Stata (13.0) .do 3072 Download file
D070F10 Program file - 02_sub03 Stata (13.0) .do 3072 Download file
D070F11 Output file .log 219136 Download file
D070F12 Codebook - CCES XML 305152 Download file
D070F13 Codebook - Mturk XML 24576 Download file
D070F14 Metadata record Adobe Acrobat (8/1) .pdf 195584 Download file