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Variables in PANEL80 Data Set

Below are the variables and some labels that are in the panel80 data set used in some of my statistics programs.

Here is some help in interpreting the variable values.
Feeling thermometers: 0 to 100, with 50 being neutral.
Liberal/conservative scales: 1=extreme liberal, 7=extreme conservative.
Inter1-Inter3: respondent's interest in the campaign/low to high.
P1 through P4: This refers to the panel wave, January, July, Sept. & Nov.
Expectation to vote: 5 will vote, 1 no.
Education: years of education
Income: not in thousands of dollars, but a scale, low to high.
Frequency of church attendance: low to high
R : This refers to the respondent.
Generally all of the variables go from to low to high. Thus, if you see a variable and you do not know the coding scheme, assume that a small number means less and a larger number means more. The other codes are in the variable labels. Also, if you are interested, here is how I recoded the variables from the original 1980 NES Panel Study using SAS.

Most of the variables for this data set originated as a panel study supplied by the Interuniversity Consortium for Social and Political Research (ICPSR). Emory University is a member of the ICPSR. I have added some contextual variables to the survey data set by extracting these contextual data from a separate ICPSR data set.

Here are the variables in the data set:

V3543= NEIGHBOR #1-VOTE F PRES REF=3543 ID=763
V3547= NEIGHBOR #2-VOTE F PRES REF=3547 ID=763
V3551= NEIGHBOR #3-VOTE F PRES REF=3551 ID=763
INTER1= INTEREST IN POLITICS FOR R,P1
INTER2= INTEREST IN POLITICS FOR R,P2
INTER3= INTEREST IN POLITICS FOR R,P3
INTER4= INTEREST IN POLITICS FOR R,P4
INFO1= INFORMATION LEVEL FROM NEWS FOR R,P1
INFO2= INFORMATION LEVEL FROM NEWS FOR R,P2
DEMCAND1= FEELING THERM. FOR ALL DEM. CANDS,P1
DEMCAND2= FEELING THERM. FOR ALL DEM CANDS, P2
DEMCAND3= FEELING THERM. FOR ALL DEM CANDS, P3
REPCAND1= FEELING THERM FOR ALL REP CANDS, P1
REPCAND2= FEELING THERM FOR ALL REP CANDS, P2
REPCAND3= FEELING THERM FOR ALL REP CANDS, P3
DEMPART1= FEELING THERM FOR DEM PARTY, P1
DEMPART2= FEELING THERM FOR DEM PARTY, P2
DEMPART3= FEELING THERM FOR DEM PARTY, P3
REPPART1= FEELING THERM FOR REP PARTY, P1
REPPART2= FEELING THERM FOR REP PARTY, P2
REPPART3= FEELING THERM FOR REP PARTY, P3
PARTIES1= FEELING THERM FOR BOTH PARTIES,P1
PARTIES2= FEELING THERM FOR BOTH PARTIES,P2
PARTIES3= FEELING THERM FOR BOTH PARTIES,P3
INDFEEL1= FEELING THERM FOR INDEPENDENTS,P1
INDFEEL2= FEELING THERM FOR INDEPENDENTS,P2
INDFEEL3= FEELING THERM FOR INDEPENDENTS,P3
CARFEEL1= FEELING THERM FOR CARTER, P1
CARFEEL2= FEELING THERM FOR CARTER, P2
CARFEEL3= FEELING THERM FOR CARTER, P3
REAFEEL1= FEELING THERM FOR REAGAN, P1
REAFEEL2= FEELING THERM FOR REAGAN, P2
REAFEEL3= FEELING THERM FOR REAGAN, P3
KENFEEL1= FEELING THERM FOR KENNEDY, P1
KENFEEL2= FEELING THERM FOR KENNEDY, P2
KENFEEL3= FEELING THERM FOR KENNEDY, P3
NEWV121= LIB/CON SCALE FOR R, P1
NEWV2125= LIB/CON SCALE FOR R, P2
NEWV3213= LIB/CON SCALE FOR R, P3
NEWV122= LIB/CON SCALE FOR CARTER, P1
NEWV2126= LIB/CON SCALE FOR CARTER, P2
NEWV3214= LIB/CON SCALE FOR CARTER, P3
NEWV123= LIB/CON SCALE FOR REAGAN, P1
NEWV2127= LIB/CON SCALE FOR REAGAN, P2
NEWV3215= LIB/CON SCALE FOR REAGAN, P3
NEWV130= LIB/CON SCALE FOR REPS, P1
NEWV2134= LIB/CON SCALE FOR REPS, P2
NEWV3224= LIB/CON SCALE FOR REPS, P3
NEWV131= LIB/CON SCALE FOR DEMS, P1
NEWV2135= LIB/CON SCALE FOR DEMS, P2
NEWV3225= LIB/CON SCALE FOR DEMS, P3
PARTYID1= PARTY ID, P1
PARTYID2= PARTY ID, P2
PARTYID3= PARTY ID, P3
PARTYID4= PARTY ID, P4
PARTYID= 1 STRONG DEMOCRAT, 7 STRONG REPUBLICAN
NEWV251= EXPECTATION TO VOTE FOR R,P1
NEWV2272= EXPECTATION TO VOTE FOR R,P2
NEWV3081= EXPECTATION TO VOTE FOR R,P3
COMMUN1= R CUMMUNICATED ABOUT CAMPAIGN,P1
COMMUN2= R COMMUNICATED ABOUT CAMPAIGN,P2
COMMUN4= R COMMUNICATED ABOUT CAMPAIGN,P4
COMMALL= R COMMUNICATED ABOUT CAMPAIGN,ALL
EDUC= EDUCATION OF R
INC= INCOME OF R
REL= RELIGION OF R
RELFREQ= FREQ OF CHURCH ATTENDENCE FOR R
STATUS= STATUS (INC+ED) OF R
STATE= STATE OF RESIDENCE FOR R
PRESTOCO= TOTAL PRESIDENTIAL VOTE, COUNTY
PRESTOST= TOTAL PRES. VOTE, STATE 9
CONGTOCO= TOTAL CONGRESSIONAL VOTE,COUNTY
PDEMCONT= PROP. PRES DEM VOTE, COUNTY
PREPCONT= PROP. PRES REP VOTE, COUNTY
PDEMSTAT= PROP. PRES DEM VOTE, STATE
PREPSTAT= PROP. PRES REP VOTE, STATE
CDEMCONT= PROP. CONG. DEM VOTE, COUNTY
CREPCONT= PROP. CONG. REP VOTE, COUNTY
RFRIENDS= ALL 3 NEIGHBORS INTEND VOTE REAGAN
DFRIENDS= ALL 3 NEIGHBORS INTEND VOTE CARTER
MFRIENDS= 3 NEIGHBORS SPLIT IN VOTE INTENTION
AGE
SEX= 1 IS MALE AND 2 IS FEMALE
RACE= 1 IS WHITE, 2 IS BLACK, 3 IS OTHER
REGION= THE SOLID SOUTH IS 4
DIDVOTE= R VOTED 1 IS YES AND 2 IS NO
VOTE= 1 REAGAN 2 CARTER 3 CLARK 4 ANDERSO
PARTREG= PARTY REGISTRATION 1 DEM 2 IND 3 REP
VOTEVALI= VOTER VALIDATION 1 VALIDATED 2 NO