Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England, 2006 (ICPSR 24502)

Published: Jul 17, 2015 View help for published

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Evelyn Hu-Dehart, Brown University; Matthew Garcia, Brown University; Cynthia Garcia Coll, Brown University; Jose Itzigsohn, Brown University; Marion Orr, Brown University; Tony Affigne, Providence College; Jorge Elorza, Roger Williams University. School of Law

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The Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England is the New England extension of the LATINO NATIONAL SURVEY (LNS), 2006 (ICPSR 20862), which was conducted in 2005-2006. The Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England contains 1,200 completed interviews (unweighted) of self-identified Latino/Hispanic residents of the United States. The questionnaire is the same as that used in the original LNS. Interviewing began on November 17, 2005, and continued through August 4, 2006. The survey instrument contained approximately 165 distinct items ranging from demographic descriptions to political attitudes and policy preferences, as well as a variety of social indicators and experiences. All interviewers were bilingual, English and Spanish. Respondents were greeted in both languages and were immediately offered the opportunity to interview in either language. Interviewers also provided a consent script that allowed respondents to opt out of the survey. Demographic variables include age, ancestry, birthplace, education level, ethnicity, marital status, military service, number of people in the household, number of children under the age of 18 living in the household, political party affiliation, political ideology, religiosity, religious preference, race, and sex.

Hu-Dehart, Evelyn, Garcia, Matthew, Garcia Coll, Cynthia, Itzigsohn, Jose, Orr, Marion, Affigne, Tony, and Elorza, Jorge. Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England, 2006. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-07-17.

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2005-11-17 -- 2006-08-04

In addition to ICPSR Study 20862: LATINO NATIONAL SURVEY (LNS), 2006, this study is also related to ICPSR study 6841: LATINO NATIONAL POLITICAL SURVEY, 1989-1990. While these studies do not constitute a formal series, they are related by topic and principal investigator.

Much of the metadata for this study was pulled from the Latino National Survey (LNS), 2006 [ICPSR 20862].

The sample was stratified by geographic designation, meaning that each state sample was a valid, stand-alone representation of that state's Latino population. State sample sizes varied based in part on funders' recommendations, but all national figures reported were appropriately weighted such that the numbers were accurately representative of the universe covered by the study. The national margin of error was approximately plus or minus 1.05 percent. The smallest sample size for any unit was 400, yielding a margin of error of less than plus or minus 5 percent for each state. A number of states were stratified internally. All state-level results were computed using state-level weights such that they remained representative of the state population.

The universe of analysis contains the Hispanic population of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

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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:
  • Hu-Dehart, Evelyn, Matthew Garcia, Cynthia Garcia Coll, Jose Itzigsohn, Marion Orr, Tony Affigne, and Jorge Elorza. Latino National Survey (LNS)--New England, 2006. ICPSR24502-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-07-17.

2015-07-17 Four weight variables were added to these data. They are WT_METRO, WT_STATE, WT_NATIO, and WT_NATIO_CALIB. Part 1: Variable labels and value labels were updated to better match the LNS 2006 variables. The values for the variables RZIP were recoded to 99999 to minimize the risk of respondent identification. Part 2: Created restricted use version that includes the values of the variable RZIP.

2009-06-04 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

There are four weight variables in these data. Use of the correct weight depends on your analysis purpose. The variables are: WT_METRO, WT_STATE, WT_NATIO, and WT_NATIO_CALIB. The variable WT_NATIO_CALIB is a means-adjusted weight for doing national analysis.

wt_metro: Metro-level weight

wt_state: State-level weight

wt_natio_calib: Nation-level weight (calibrated to mean of 1 by dividing through by mean of New-England only sample)

wt_natio: Nation-level weight (original weight, as provided for entire LNS sample of New England and 18 other states)


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