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2008 Open Ended Coding Project

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Questions about these materials should be directed to Jon A. Krosnick. Jon A. Krosnick is University Fellow at Resources for the Future. This research was funded by National Science Foundation Grant SES-0535332 and prepared for the American National Election Studies. Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Jon A. Krosnick, Room 434 McClatchy Hall, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305.

Each of the following zipped files include a data file (SPSS .sav), a file listing the codes (Word .docx), and a report describing the history of the questions and coding process (Word .docx).

Candidate Likes/Dislikes 

Election Outcomes 

Most Important Problem 

Occupation / Industry 

Office Recognition / Political Knowledge 

Party Likes/Dislikes 

Terrorist Attack 

Vote Decision Timing