The Scientific Study of Politics (POL 51) . Professor B. Jones University of California, Davis. Today . Measurement/Observation Asking Questions…Surveys Ethical Issues in Research. At Long Last, Measurement. Data are clearly important But how clear are your data?
Professor B. Jones
University of California, Davis
VCF0301 7-pt Scale Party Identification
Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, a Democrat, an Independent, or what? (IF REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT) Would you call yourself a strong (REP/DEM) or a not very strong (REP/DEM)? (IF INDEPENDENT, OTHER [1966 AND LATER: OR NO PREFERENCE]:) Do you think of yourself as closer to the Republican or Democratic party?
2. Weak Democrat
3. Independent - Democrat
4. Independent - Independent
5. Independent - Republican
6. Weak Republican
7. Strong Republican
9. Apolitical (1966 only: and DK)
0. DK; NA; other; refused to answer; no Pre IW Inap. question not used
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