Building the RePass PTR Measure of Ideology (ICPSR 23040)

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David RePass, University of Connecticut

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR23040.v1

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In the article "Searching for Voters along the Liberal-Conservative Continuum: The Infrequent Ideologue and the Missing Middle," the author presents a measure which can ascertain the ideological orientation of American voters. The measure identifies which voters are liberals, which are conservatives, and which are middle-of-the-roaders. The measure combines responses to four variables that can be found in most American National Elections Study (ANES) datasets since 1972. This archived document is a write-up of the exact method used to build the measure. The instructions also include the SPSS syntax used.

RePass, David. Building the RePass PTR Measure of Ideology. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-08-11. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR23040.v1

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The zipped package contains a Microsoft Word document explaining the derivation of the measure used in the afore-mentioned reference article. The document also includes SPSS syntax.

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2008-08-11

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • RePass, David. Building the RePass PTR Measure of Ideology. ICPSR23040-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-08-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR23040.v1

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