1994 Time Series Study: Updates & Errata

Current Dataset Release: February 7, 2002 Version

October 13, 2006
Code 8 (DON’T KNOW NAME BUT KNOW PARTY) in V940217 and V940221 is incorrectly assigned to missing data in release statement files. Code 8 should represent valid data.SPSS correction:

   V940217 (0, 9 THRU HIGHEST)
   V940221 (0, 9 THRU HIGHEST)

September 23, 2005
For the 1994 Post ANES, there are codebook and code labels corrections for variable 941016. Codes 1 and 2 were incorrectly reversed. For 941016, the code value labels should be as follows:

  1. INCREASE A LOT
  2. INCREASE A LITTLE
  3. SAME AS NOW
  4. DECREASED A LITTLE
  5. DECREASED A LOT

This correction affects both the codebook documentation and the code value labels in the data file.

February 7, 2002
In the codebook documentation for V940930 (K4), the question text refers to RB page 13 but should refer to RB page 12.In the codebook documentation for V941037, the question text refers to RB page 19 but should refer to RB page 18.

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

Already Applied

Previous Dataset Release: May 3, 1999 Version

May 3, 1999
The 1994 National Election Study data release of May 03, 1999 includes these corrections, among others:

  • one erratum was applied
  • added dataset ID and version number

Previous Dataset Release: October 1998 Version

October 1998
The 1994 errata note for 2 respondents who voted in Tennessee in 1994 (for V617 and V618, candidate number and party of R’s vote in Senate race):

For voters in Tennessee, which had 2 Senate races in 1994, V617 and V618 should have been coded according to the respondent’s vote in the REGULAR senate election. However, these variables were in fact coded with the respondent’s first response, whether or not the first response gave R’s vote in the regular or the special Senate election. While in most cases the first response corresponded with vote in the regular Senate election (candidate #13 or #16), in 3 cases the special Senate election vote was erroneously coded (candidate #11a or #12a). In cases 2133 and 2780, the candidate for whom the respondent voted in the special Senate election was erroneously coded and R’s vote in the regular Senate election is unknown. For case number 2622, the special Senate election vote is coded, but it is known that the respondent’s vote in the regular Senate election was for candidate #13.

October 1998
The following erratum (discovered in July 1998) was applied to the October 1998 release of the 1994 National Election Study, among other corrections:

It has been discovered that the Inap assignments for 1994 cross-section cases are incorrect in 2 variables within the 1992 vars included in this dataset. The affected variables are V3634 and V3635.

1994 cross-section cases should be coded 9 (Inap.) in V3634 (“Party ID summary”) and should be coded 0 (Inap.) in V3635 (“Bush trait intelligent”), but are instead coded 0 Inap in V3634 and 9 Inap in V3635.

IMPORTANT: THE PRACTICAL EFFECT OF THE ERROR IN THE V3634 PARTY ID SUMMARY VARIABLE IS TO CODE ALL 1994 CROSS- SECTION RESPONDENTS AS ‘STRONG DEMOCRATS’ (CODE 0) IN 1992.

The following SAS and SPSS statements may be used to correct the data values:

SAS:
if V2=2 then V3634=9;
if V2=2 then V3635=0;

SPSS:
if (V2=2) V3634=9.
if (V2=2) V3635=0.

In addition, the 1994 SAS and SPSS data definition files must have the V3634 missing data definition changed (code 0 is not missing data):

SAS:
if V3634 ge 8 then V3634=.;

SPSS MISSING VALUES STATEMENT:
V3634 (8 THRU HIGHEST) /

or

SPSS RECODE STATEMENT:
V3634 (8 THRU HI=SYSMIS) /

The code labels for V3634 must also be corrected to reflect the correct Inap code [V3635 has the correct code labeled as Inap]:

SAS:

VALUE V3634FT (MAX=40)
0 = "STRONG DEMOCRAT (510)"
1 = "WEAK DEMOCRAT (550, 580, 590)"
2 = "INDEPENDENT-DEMOCRAT (205, 305, 405)"
3 = "INDEPENDENT-INDEPENDENT (203, 208, 209)"
4 = "INDEPENDENT-REPUBLICAN (201, 301, 401)"
5 = "WEAK REPUBLICAN (150, 180, 190)"
6 = "STRONG REPUBLICAN (110)"
7 = "OTHER-MINOR PARTY, REFUSES TO SAY (403, 408, 409)"
8 = "APOLITICAL (303, 308, 309)"
9 = "NA (800, 900); INAP, 1994 cross section";

SPSS:

V3634
0 "STRONG DEMOCRAT (510)"
1 "WEAK DEMOCRAT (550, 580, 590)"
2 "INDEPENDENT-DEMOCRAT (205, 305, 405)"
3 "INDEPENDENT-INDEPENDENT (203, 208, 209)"
4 "INDEPENDENT-REPUBLICAN (201, 301, 401)"
5 "WEAK REPUBLICAN (150, 180, 190)"
6 "STRONG REPUBLICAN (110)"
7 "OTHER-MINOR PARTY, REFUSES TO SAY (403, 408, 409)"
8 "APOLITICAL (303, 308, 309)"
9 "NA (800, 900); INAP, 1994 cross section"
Files on the NES website have been corrected.
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