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V081102: HHList.2. Respondent: race

Selected Respondent: race

Notes: This represents information given in the household listing (screener). Before an interview could be conducted, the screener was completed by an adult household member (called 'the informant'), who listed all adult (17 years old or older) household members. The informant also provided age, race, gender, Latino status, citizenship status, and relationship to the informant for each listed member. The random selection of Respondent was made among the screener's eligible household members (citizens age 18 or older by October 30, 2008). Race categories in HHList.2 are the categories that were available to the interviewer for coding the informant's description of each household member.

Notes: Only when the informant is also the selected Respondent will HHList.2 represent a Respondent's self-identification of race. Y24a-Y24e in the demographic section of the Pre-election interview asks the survey Respondent for his/her racial group(s) according to a different coding scheme. For Respondents having black identification at either HHList.2 [code 2] or Y24a-Y24e (demographic section racial group mentions), a summary comparison of screener race and demographic race is provided in Post-election item J9a. Post-election item J9a codes Respondents who were flagged in the Post-election preload as black Respondents for Post-election questions K1a-K1a1 (which were administered to black Respondents only).

Notes: Respondent's race as identified in HHList.2 was used in the construction of both pairs of post-stratified weights, WT.1 and WT.2 (centered at mean 1.0), and WT.1a and WT.2a (not centered).

1 1. White 1,44262.1%
2 2. Black/African-American 58325.1%
3 3. White and black 00.0%
4 4. Other race 26211.3%
5 5. White and another race 160.7%
6 6. Black and another race 60.3%
7 7. White, black and another race 20.1%
Missing Data
-9 -9. Refused in household listing 100.4%
-4 -4. NA (blank recorded) 10.0%
Total 2,322 100%

Based upon 2,311 valid cases out of 2,322 total cases.

Summary Statistics

Location: 97-98 (width: 2; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -9 , -4


Source: This variable was taken from: American National Election Study, 2008: Pre- and Post-Election Survey.

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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.