1992 Time Series Study
Updates & Errata
Current Dataset Release: May 3, 1999 Version
Some cases which were INAP in V912329 (usual party of respondent) were incorrectly coded to 0. Strong Democrat in variable V912333 (summary). These cases should have been coded to 9. NA. A correction may be made using a recode equivalent to (SAS) : if V912329 eq 0 then V912333 = 9 ;
The 1992 codebook incorrectly documents V926214 as representing data for closeness to “Asian-Americans” rather than closeness to “Working Class People”. The latter description is correct.
July 17, 2001
Documentation for V923020 should be replaced with the following:
1990 CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT NUMBER ---------------------------------- This variable identifies the congressional district number for the sample location in which R resides (in 1992) as it was prior to the 1990 Census-based redistricting. Actual values are coded, as documented in v3016, except: 98. At-large
Current Dataset Release: October 1998 CD-ROM Version
R were asked in Q. Y43: “In addition to being American, what do you consider your main ethnic group or nationality group?” If a respondent gave more than one group, they were asked Q. Y43b: “With which of these groups do you most closely identify?” The note at this question (variable 4119) stated that the group mentioned by Rs giving only one group at Y43 were duplicated in this variable, but *THIS NOTE WAS NOT CORRECT.* Through an oversight, this recode was not actually carried out.
The 1992 codebook entries and data definition file (.SAS and .SPS file) variable labels incorrectly identified the following probes:
- V912262 – Probe for V912217 R’s Senator #1
- V912263 – Probe for V912218 R’s Senator #2
- V912264 – Probe for V912219 R’s Congressperson
The 1992 codebook entries and data definition file (.SAS and .SPS file) variable labels incorrectly listed V912217 as the feeling thermometer for R’s Congressperson, V912218 as the thermometer for R’s Senator #1 and V912219 as the thermometer for R’s Senator #2. The data were correct, but the descriptions have been corrected as follows:
- V912217 – Feeling thermometer (from the 1991 Pilot)for R’s Senator #1 Note: Pennsylvania cases, the name asked was Harris Wofford
- V912218 – Feeling thermometer (from the 1991 Pilot) for R’s Senator #2
- V912219 – Feeling thermometer (from the 1991 Pilot) for R’s Congressperson
Note that even though the variable descriptions in the codebooks were incorrect, the 24-character variable names for these variables are correct. Also note that the variable descriptor lists at the front of the ICPSR release codebooks describe these variables incorrectly. The correct location to find the list of names of Senators and Representatives for use with the variables above is not Appendix A, as listed in the variable descriptions, but is instead Appendix B in the 1990-91 Panel/Pilot data set [ICPSR #9673] and is Note 16 in the 1992 ANES Enhanced data set [ICPSR #6067]. Finally, the descriptions of three other variables, V912317 – Approval/disapproval of the way R’s representative has been handling the job, V912321 – Approval/disapproval of the way R’s Senator #1 has been handling the job, and V912325 – Approval/disapproval of the way R’s senator #2 has been handling the job should also refer to either Appendix B [ICPSR #9673] or Note 16 [ICPSR #6067].