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Campaign Advertising, Issue Environments, and Latino Political Behavior in 2004 House Elections
Unformatted Document Text:  19 Appendix I: Question Wording, Response Coding, and Summary Statistics Age: Item cwa02; “What is your age?” Min: 18, Max: 91, Mean: 38.5. Income: Item cwa04; “Last year, what was the total income before taxes of all the people living in your house or apartment? Just stop me when I get to the right category—less than $10,000; $10,000 to less than $15,000; $15,000 to less than $25,000; $25,000 to less than $35,000; $35,000 to less than $50,000; $50,000 to less than $75,000; $75,000 to less than $100,000; $100,000 to less than $150,000; or $150,000 or more.” Min: 1, Max: 9, Mean: 4.37. Education: Item cwa03; “What is the last grade or class you completed in school? (1) Grade 8 or lower (2) Some high school, no diploma (3) High school diploma or equivalent (4) Technical or vocational school after high school (5) Some college, no degree (6) Associate’s or two-year college degree (7) Four-year college degree (8) Graduate or professional school, no degree (9) Graduate or professional degree.” Min: 1, Max: 9, Mean: 4.18. Female: Binary indicator derived from item cwa01; coded 0 for male and 1 for female. Mean: 0.53. Church Attendance: Item cwd01; “How often do you attend religious services, apart from special events like weddings and funerals—more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, or never?” Coded so that (1) = more than once a week and (5) = never. Mean: 2.95. Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban: Binary indicators derived from item cwc02, “Which of these best describes your origin—Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, or something else?” Interest: Derived from item cka01; “Some people seem to follow what is going on in government and public affairs most of the time, whether there is an election or not. Others are not that interested, or are interested in other things. Would you say you follow what is going on in government and public affairs most of the time, some of the time, only now and then, or hardly at all?” Re-coded so that (4) = most of the time and (1) = hardly at all. Mean: 2.68. Partisan Strength: Binary indicator derived from cma02, referencing Party ID item in cma01: “Do you consider yourself a strong or not a very strong (from cMA01: Republican / Democrat / Independent)?” Coded (1) for strong partisan. Mean: 0.55.

Authors: Keane, Michael.
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Appendix I: Question Wording, Response Coding, and Summary Statistics
Age:
Item cwa02; “What is your age?” Min: 18, Max: 91, Mean: 38.5.
Income: Item cwa04; “Last year, what was the total income before taxes of all the people living
in your house or apartment? Just stop me when I get to the right category—less than $10,000;
$10,000 to less than $15,000; $15,000 to less than $25,000; $25,000 to less than $35,000;
$35,000 to less than $50,000; $50,000 to less than $75,000; $75,000 to less than $100,000;
$100,000 to less than $150,000; or $150,000 or more.” Min: 1, Max: 9, Mean: 4.37.

Education: Item cwa03; “What is the last grade or class you completed in school? (1) Grade 8 or
lower (2) Some high school, no diploma (3) High school diploma or equivalent (4) Technical or
vocational school after high school (5) Some college, no degree (6) Associate’s or two-year
college degree (7) Four-year college degree (8) Graduate or professional school, no degree (9)
Graduate or professional degree.” Min: 1, Max: 9, Mean: 4.18.

Female: Binary indicator derived from item cwa01; coded 0 for male and 1 for female. Mean:
0.53.

Church Attendance: Item cwd01; “How often do you attend religious services, apart from
special events like weddings and funerals—more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a
month, a few times a year, or never?” Coded so that (1) = more than once a week and (5) =
never. Mean: 2.95.

Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban: Binary indicators derived from item cwc02, “Which of these
best describes your origin—Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, or something else?”

Interest: Derived from item cka01; “Some people seem to follow what is going on in
government and public affairs most of the time, whether there is an election or not. Others are
not that interested, or are interested in other things. Would you say you follow what is going on
in government and public affairs most of the time, some of the time, only now and then, or
hardly at all?” Re-coded so that (4) = most of the time and (1) = hardly at all. Mean: 2.68.

Partisan Strength: Binary indicator derived from cma02, referencing Party ID item in cma01:
“Do you consider yourself a strong or not a very strong (from cMA01: Republican / Democrat /
Independent)?” Coded (1) for strong partisan. Mean: 0.55.


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