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Latino Second Generation Study, 2012-2013 [United States] (ICPSR 36625)

Version Date: May 24, 2017 View help for published

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Michael Jones-Correa, University of Pennsylvania; Alex Street, Carroll College; Christopher Zepeda-Milian, University of California-Berkeley

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The Latino Second Generation Study is a national survey of the political experiences and attitudes of 1,050 U.S. born second generation Latinos of foreign-born parents. The goal of the project is to advance scholarly understanding of political socialization and of the long-term effects of the U.S. immigration system on citizen, civic and political participation in the U.S. Additional variables include behavior and attitudes, family immigration history, and demographic background. The survey was fielded online in English and Spanish by the research firm GfK in the summer of 2013. Demographic variables include age, income, size of household, education level, marital status, race/ethnicity, gender, and parent's country of birth and citizenship.

Jones-Correa, Michael, Street, Alex, and Zepeda-Milian, Christopher. Latino Second Generation Study, 2012-2013 [United States]. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-05-24.

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2012 -- 2013
2013-07 -- 2013-08

3,049 were sampled for the main survey and 1,061 cases qualified for the main survey. Of the 1,753 cases completing the main survey, 1,050 cases were determined to be valid cases to be included in the final analyses. 11 cases were excluded due to the fact that they were identified as not meeting one facet of the pre-identified qualification criteria (parent birth location, etc.). See Codebook (Project Report, Questionnaire and Codebook) for more information.


Adult US born children of Latino immigrants, 18-31 years old


The Household Recruitment Rate (RECR) is 11.8%, Study Completion Rate (COMR) is 33.8%, Household Retention Rate (RETR) is 75.9%, Cumulative response rate 1 (CUMRR1) is 2.4%, and Cumulative response rate 2 (CUMRR2)is 1.9%. See Codebook (Project Report, Questionnaire and Codebook) for more information.



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:
  • Jones-Correa, Michael, Alex Street, and Christopher Zepeda-Milian. Latino Second Generation Study, 2012-2013 [United States]. ICPSR36625-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-05-24.

2017-05-24 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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Two weights were included so that the study data can be adjusted for the study's sample design and for survey non-response. These variables are WEIGHT1, Post-Stratification weight for qualified KP respondents, and WEIGHT2, Post-Stratification weight for total qualified respondents. See Codebook (Project Report, Questionnaire and Codebook) for more information.



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