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Mexican Election Panel Study, 2000 (ICPSR 3380)

Principal Investigator(s): Lawson, Chappell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Basanez, Miguel, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM); Camp, Roderic, Claremont McKenna College; Cornelius, Wayne A., University of California; Dominguez, Jorge, Harvard University; Klesner, Joseph, Kenyon College; Estevez, Federico, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM); Magaloni, Beatriz, Stanford University; McCann, James, Purdue University; Moreno, Alejandro, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM); Paras, Pablo, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM); Poire, Alejandro, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)


This survey assessed campaign influences on public opinion and voting behavior in Mexico's July 2, 2000, presidential election. The study consists of five separate surveys conducted over the course of the campaign and following the election, using a hybrid panel/ cross-sectional design. The Pre- and Post-Election Panel Data (Part 1) includes data collected from a national cross-section of 2,400 adults. All respondents were interviewed following the official start of the campaign, February 19-27, and following the election, July 7-16, while subsets of them were also interviewed April 28-May 7 and/or June 2-18. The Post-Electoral Cross-Section Data (Part 2) includes only data collected from a new and separate cross-section of 1,199 respondents, gathered to supplement the panel sample. Additional information regarding the design of the study may be found within the codebook. Respondents were queried on a wide range of issues relating to voting behavior, including exposure to media, political knowledge and engagement, opinions about salient political issues including privatization, employment, crime, the death penalty, and government services, attitudes toward the main political parties and candidates, impressions of the electoral process, voting intentions, faith in the electoral process, credibility of the media, exposure to the campaign, and opinions of current president Ernesto Zedillo and presidential candidates Cuauhtemoc Cardenas (Alliance for Mexico), Vicente Fox (Alliance for Change), and Francisco Labastida (PRI). Respondents queried following the election were asked for whom they voted and why, and whether they felt the election was clean. In addition, they were asked to assess their interest level in politics, their involvement and familiarity with the campaign media and activities, how frequently they discuss the issues, and the ability of the candidates to address important social issues. Background information on respondents includes age, gender, political party affiliation, voting history, religion, education, marital status, children, employment status, labor union membership, languages spoken, travel to the United States, socio-economic status, and household income.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Pre- and Post-Election Panel Data - Download All Files (38.527 MB)
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DS2:  Post-Electoral Cross-Section Data - Download All Files (6.862 MB)
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Study Description


Lawson, Chappell, Miguel Basanez, Roderic Camp, Wayne A. Cornelius, Jorge Dominguez, Joseph Klesner, Federico Estevez, Beatriz Magaloni, James McCann, Alejandro Moreno, Pablo Paras, and Alejandro Poire. Mexican Election Panel Study, 2000. ICPSR03380-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-01-28. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03380.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03380.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-9905703)
  • Reforma Newspaper (Mexico)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    campaign issues, electoral systems, Fox, Vincente, media influence, political awareness, political issues, political parties, presidential elections, privatization, public opinion, social issues, voting behavior, Zedilla, Ernesto

Geographic Coverage:    Mexico, Global

Time Period:   

  • 2000-02--2000-07

Unit of Observation:    Individuals

Universe:    Adult, noninstitutionalized population of Mexico aged 18 and over.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Stata data files are provided with a .syst extension to prevent accidental launching of another program during the download process. Before using one of these files, please rename using a .dta extension or as needed.


Sample:    Two national cross-sections plus a four-wave panel.

Data Source:

personal interviews

Response Rates:   

  • 68 percent: Wave 1
  • 76 percent: Wave 2
  • 77 percent: Wave 3
  • 73 percent: Wave 4


Original ICPSR Release:   2004-08-12

Version History:

  • 2008-01-28 The metadata record was edited.
  • 2006-03-30 File CQ3380.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2005-12-15 On 2005-08-15 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-12-15 to reflect these additions.

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