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Is There a Secret Ballot? Ballot Secrecy Perceptions and Their Implications for Voting Behaviour

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Author(s): 

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

ISPS ID: 
D088
Keyword(s): 
Research design: 
Data type: 
Survey
Data source(s): 

Authors.

Data source information: 

Authors (YouGov/Polimetrix 2008; RDD sample of Michigan registered voters, 2005; RDD sample of US voters, conducted by Princeton Survey Research, 2010).

Suggested citation: Gerber et al. (2012), Replication Materials for ‘Is There a Secret Ballot? Ballot Secrecy Perceptions and Their Implications for Voting Behaviour,’ http://hdl.handle.net/10079/gxd25h0. ISPS Data Archive.”

Field date: 
October 1, 2008
Location: 
Unit of observation: 
Individuals
Sample size: 
804
Inclusion/exclusion: 
The survey sample we use was constructed by first drawing a target population sample of 1,800 individuals. This sample is based on the 2005–06 American Community Study, November 2008 Current Population Survey, and the 2007 Pew Religious Life Survey... Polimetrix invited a sample of their opt-in panel of 1.4 million survey respondents to participate in the study. Invitations were stratified based on age, race, gender, education and by simple random sampling within strata. Half of the 2,494 respondents who completed our module (1,247 individuals) were randomly assigned to complete the questions about ballot secrecy that we use here. A subset of the 2,494 respondents were matched to the target sample of 1,800 cases based on gender, age, race, region, metropolitan statistical area, education, news interest, marital status, party identification, ideology, religious affiliation, frequency of religious services attendance, income and voter registration status. Approximately 70 per cent (893) of the respondents who completed the secret ballot items were matched to cases in the target sample. Of these, 804 respondents provided responses to all of the items we use in our analysis and, thus, are included in our sample.
Randomization procedure: 
N/A
Treatment: 
N/A
Treatment administration: 
N/A
Outcome measures: 
Vote choice
Archive date: 
2013
Archive contributor: 
Limor Peer
Owner: 
Authors
Owner contact: 

isps(at)yale(dot)edu

Terms of use: 

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D088F02 Data File - CCAP2008 Stata (13.0).dta 5190656 Download file
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D088F06 Codebook - CCAP2008 XML-DDI 1722368 Download file
D088F07 Codebook - CCAP2008 XML-DDI 1603584 Download file
D088F08 Program file - generate data files Stata (13.0) .do 2048 Download file
D088F09 Program file - replication1 Stata (13.0) .do 27648 Download file
D088F10 Program file - replication2 Stata (13.0) .do 6144 Download file
D088F12 Program file - replication1 R 28672 Download file
D088F13 Program file - replication2 R 5120 Download file
D088F14 Metadata record Adobe Acrobat PDF 205824 Download file
D088F15 Output - robustness post OUT 2048 Download file
D088F16 Output - robustness predictive OUT 5120 Download file
D088F17 Output - Table02 OUT 7168 Download file
D088F18 Output - Table03 OUT 2048 Download file
D088F19 Output - TableA04 OUT 7168 Download file
D088F20 Supplementary Materials - Appendix Adobe Acrobat PDF 361472 Download file
D088F21 Supplmenetary Materials - TableA03 Excel .csv 15360 Download file
D088F22 Supplmenetary Materials - unreported margins Excel .csv 6144 Download file