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V860007: SELECTION TABLE

SELECTION TABLE --------------- THE SELECTION TABLE IS USED TO SELECT A RESPONDENT FROM ALL ELIGIBLE ADULTS (18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER BY ELECTION DAY AND US CITIZENS) IN A HOUSEHOLD. A COMPLETE LISTING OF THE HOUSEHOLD IS TAKEN AND EACH ELIGIBLE ADULT IS ASSIGNED A NUMBER BASED ON THE CRITERIA OF SEX AND AGE. THE INTERVIEWER THEN USES THE SELECTION TABLE TO DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF THE ELIGIBLE ADULT TO BE INTERVIEWED. THE SELECTION TABLE CONSISTS OF TWO PARALLEL COLUMNS OF NUMBERS. IN THE FIRST COLUMN THE INTERVIEWER CIRCLES THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ELIGIBLE ADULTS IN THE HOUSEHOLD; IN THE SECOND COLUMN THERE IS A NUMBER WHICH IDENTIFIES (I.E., MATCHES THE NUMBER ASSIGNED TO ONE OF THE ELIGIBLE ADULTS) THE RESPONDENT. THERE ARE EIGHT DIFFERENT SELECTION TABLES USED AND THEY ARE RANDOMLY ASSIGNED. THE SELECTION TABLE APPEARS ON THE COVERSHEET BELOW THE HOUSEHOLD LISTING.

ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
1 A 1818.3%
2 B1 1898.7%
3 C 1748.0%
4 D 1738.0%
5 E1 1858.5%
6 F 1979.1%
7 A 1748.0%
8 B2 1738.0%
9 C 1707.8%
10 D 1858.5%
11 E2 1948.9%
12 F 1818.3%
Total 2,176 100%

Based upon 2,176 valid cases out of 2,176 total cases.

Location: 24-25 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Valid Data Values: 1 thru 12

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: American National Election Study, 1986.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.