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2006 Pilot Study

Updates & Errata

Current Dataset Release: April 26, 2007 Version

July 6, 2010
A recode is necessary to uniquely identify each interviewer, which may be accomplished with the following code in SPSS:

* identify each IWR .
recode v06p308 (sysmis=9) (else=copy) into v308x.
compute v301x = v06p301*1000000000.
compute v302x = v06p302*10000000.
compute v303x = v06p303*1000000.
compute v304x = v06p304*100000.
compute v305x = v06p305*10000.
compute v306x = v06p306*1000.
compute v307x = v06p307*100.
compute v308x = v308x*10.
compute v309x = v06p309 .
compute V06P301 = v301x + v302x + v303x + v304x + v305x + v306x + v307x
+ v308x + v309x .

February 11, 2008
V06P753x (SUMMARY: MAN OR WOMAN REPUBLICAN IN CONGRESS BETTER ON CRIME) is
constructed incorrectly; it can be built using the following recode:

if V06P751 eq 1 and V06P752=1 then V06P753x = 1 ;
if V06P751 eq 1 and V06P752 in(2,8,9) then V06P753x = 2 ;
if V06P751 eq 1 and V06P752 eq 3 then V06P753x = 3 ;
if V06P751 eq 3 then V06P753x = 4 ;
if V06P751 eq 2 and V06P752 eq 3 then V06P753x = 5 ;
if V06P751 eq 2 and V06P752 in(2,8,9) then V06P753x = 6 ;
if V06P751 eq 2 and V06P752 eq 1 then V06P753x = 7 ;
if V06P751 eq 8 then V06P753x = 8 ;
if V06P751 eq 9 then V06P753x = 9 ;

February 11, 2008
A recode is necessary to correct gender (V06P302) for interviewers with interviewer IDs 603,611, and 612, as follows:

if V06P301 in(603,612) then V06P302=2 ;
if V06P301 eq 611 then V06P302 = 1 ;

July 18, 2007
Corrections for codebook introduction (file ‘anes_2006pilot_int.txt’):
– Variable Description List texts of variable labels (excluding item tags) for V06P002 and V06P003 are incorrect: V06P002 should be “2006 Pilot weight” and V06P003 should be “2006 Pilot study waves”); Variable Description List V06P737z should be V06P737.
– Section “>> 2006 PILOT STUDY QUESTIONNAIRE DEVELOPMENT” should have the abortion module listed as Module 20, rather than Module 19.
– Section “>>2006 PILOT STUDY CODEBOOK INFORMATION (how to read)” should include the following at the end of the section:
“LINES 42-45
This describes whether the variable is numeric or character; if numeric, number of decimal
places is provided.”

Corrections for codebook variable documentation (file ‘anes_2006pilot_var.txt’):
The note for V06P229 should read “see the appendix 2006 PILOT CALL DISPOSITION CODES”.

May 3, 2007
Files for the April 26, 2007 release of the 2006 Pilot Study have been re-zipped. The previous .zip file for this release was zipped with source path embedded, an inconvenience to some users. Users with difficulty unzipping due to path embedding should download and use the new .zip file.
April 26, 2007
The Full Release replaces the Advance Release of the 2006 Pilot Study, and provides the addition of the complete set of 2006 Pilot non-survey variables, including administration and interviewer characteristics, together with the addition of survey summary variables and codings of open-ends (Module 26 [vote] and Module 15 [likes-dislikes for federal government]). Variables have been renamed.